January 10, 2022
Cancarb has launched Thermax® N990CG, a low PAH grade of medium thermal carbon black that gives customers the ability to minimize the amount of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) in their products without sacrificing quality and performance. Cancarb is the first manufacturer of thermal carbon black to purposefully create a low-PAH grade product.
Drop-In Replacement for Thermax® N990
Through rubber compounding and testing, Cancarb has determined that Thermax® N990CG is a drop-in replacement for Thermax® N990, a thermal carbon black with applications in rubber products such as belts, diaphragms, expansion joints, seals, gaskets, tubing, and hoses. Thermax® N990CG can also be used in plastics, metallurgy, refractories, and adhesives.
PAH Content and Regulatory Compliance
To ensure compliance with the European Union’s Commission Regulation (EU) No 10/2011, the PAH content of N990CG was measured according to ASTM D8143. Additional PAH regulations, such as (EU) No 1272/2013 and Geprüfte Sicherheit (GS) Marek, apply to final parts so testing on the vulcanized compounds is required for compliance.