Thermal carbon black is a type of paracrystalline carbon that includes 95% pure carbon and improves the material’s physical and mechanical qualities, making it more effective. Tires, plastics, mechanical rubber items, printing inks, and toners are all examples of thermal carbon black’s applications. It absorbs UV light and turns it to heat, thus it’s commonly used to insulate wires and cables.
Thermal carbon black market was estimated at USD 4,900.8 million in 2020, and it is expected to be worth USD 6,704.8 million by 2027, expanding at a CAGR of 4.8% from 2021 to 2027. Because of increased demand from the automotive, electronics, consumer goods, and construction industries, the rubber business is rapidly expanding. Tires, wires and cables, windows and doors, air springs, belts, hoses, and gaskets are all made with rubber items in various businesses. Thermal Carbon black is used as filler in almost all rubber compounds to reinforce and improve their physical qualities.
During the projected period, the global market will be driven by rising product adoption in rubber products, as well as rapid growth in the tire industry manufacturing sector. Furthermore, the global thermal carbon black market is estimated to rise over the forecast period due to increased product consumption in plastic manufacturing. As a result of the expanding use of plastics in electronic and electrical components, product demand will continue to rise.
Major multinational corporations are expanding their global footprints through mergers and acquisitions. For example, Mitsubishi Chemicals purchased CFK Valley Stade Recycling GmbH & Co. KG and carboNXT GmbH, two German carbon fiber recycling enterprises, in July 2020 to advance the company’s technology and expand its operations in Europe.
Another considerable development occurred recently, Birla Carbon partnered with Circtec, a leading developer of Sustainable Carbonaceous Materials, in May 2021. This collaboration will provide the mechanical rubber goods, tire, and plastic industries with the single largest supply of Sustainable Carbonaceous Materials.