Carbon Black is a generic term for a family of highly dispersed elemental carbon, with nano sized particles. Carbon black is a black powder, of extremely fine particles, insoluble in water. It differs from other bulk carbon forms (such as diamond, graphite, coke, etc.) since it is composed of complex configurations aggregates, with nano material like properties. Carbon black is considered one of the most stable chemical products in existence. The powder has been used as a pigment since Paleolithic times, being produced by burning vegetable oils. After the discovery of the benefits of carbon black as a reinforcing agent for rubber in 1904, its production rapidly grew. Currently, it is the most widely used nano-material worldwide, although substitution by silica may affect the market.
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