Specialty carbons can improve performance through premium ultraviolet (UV) protection.
Specialty carbons have, for a long time, been the additive of choice for plastics that require protection from UV radiation, either during storage before underground installation or when in use above ground. We offer specialty carbons and black masterbatches that help improve the performance of plastics and extend their useful life. In pipe applications, the relevant industries include infrastructure pipes (water, gas, etc.), agricultural pipes (e.g., for irrigation), cable protection (e.g., for automotive systems), and many others.
Our specialty carbons are formulated to meet application-specific needs and are manufactured to exacting standards (e.g., ASTM and ISO standards for pressure pipes).
Our application experts are experienced in all processing technologies, including advanced extrusion and molding methods. In summary, regardless of your application, our specialty carbons provide differentiated performance and reliable quality.
ELFTEX® P100 and ELFTEX TP specialty carbon blacks have been designed to meet all the relevant needs, resulting in higher pipe quality and higher safety levels in operation. Our p-type carbon blacks provide exceptional UV protection and low compound moisture absorption (CMA) with extremely low levels of sulfur, ash and grit, ensuring best-in-class performance in regulated pressure pipes.
A key property for almost all plastic pipes is UV resistance, which protects pipes and hoses from sun exposure and resulting degradation (prior to installation or when in use). Our specialty carbons impart UV protection while maximizing other properties for reliable long-term performance. Our product’s high purity levels and superior dispersion properties minimize the chance for premature degradation, cracks or other defects and enable good surface smoothness of the pipe walls, which is important for mechanical integrity and optimal flow of fluids.