CHICAGO — Cabot Corp. introduced several carbon black products, including one approved for food packaging, at NPE 1997 in Chicago.
Cabot's new offerings were in response to customer requests for cleaner products that are easier to process, said Thomas MacMullin, manager for wire and cable.
The company's Special Blacks Division said its new Black Pearls 6100 carbon black offers im-proved protection from ultraviolet light and better dispersibility. Potential applications include agricultural film, automotive and wire and cable.
The Billerica, Mass.-based company also added a line of carbon blacks for colorants in food-handling products. Black Pearls 4750, Monarch 4750 and Black Pearls 4350 comply with Food and Drug Administration regulations for indirect food contact, Cabot said. Target applications include plastic plates, food trays and packaging.
For the textile industry, Cabot introduced Black Pearls 4560, engineered for the spinning of very small synthetic fibers.