Conductive Carbon Blacks

Our BLACK PEARLS® 2000, VULCAN® XC-72, VULCAN P and STERLING® C conductive carbon blacks are designed for rubber applications that demand conductivity with good physical properties and compound processability.

Electrostatic charge buildup can happen in any system in which two non-conductive materials move across and come in contact with each other. The discharge of this electrostatic buildup can lead to various hazards including flammable environments or failure of electronic equipment. To minimize these risks, many industrial rubber products have a specification on electrical conductivity to address the need for dissipation of electrical charges. Examples of rubber products with electrical conductivity or anti-static requirements are fuel hoses, conveyor belts, printing rollers, automotive belts or seals in sensitive electronic equipment. 

Carbon black type and loading greatly influence the electrical conductivity properties of a rubber compound. BLACK PEARLS 2000, VULCAN XC-72, VULCAN P and STERLING C carbon blacks are developed for conductive and anti-static applications. Our experts help you balance the anti-static and conductivity requirements against the rubber compound processing, dispersion and physical properties of the final product to select the best carbon black for your application.