As one of the most prominent color trends, piano black like surfaces with ultra-high jetness, high gloss, and attractive undertone are becoming popular for various applications in automotive, consumer electronics, and home appliances. Unfortunately, there are not many commercially available carbon black products, which are able to meet such stringent color performance requirements.
A new carbon black product Raven 5100 Ultra has been developed at Birla Carbon with ultra-high jetness and bluish undertone for high color applications in these areas. This new product demonstrates improved jetness in various engineering plastic systems over the existing high color carbon black products, especially achieving a 40% improvement in polyamide 6. Combining its good dispersion and easy handling, Raven 5100 Ultra demonstrates great potential for ultra-high jetness plastics applications.