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Birla Carbon Raven® Carbon Blacks are high-performance pigments that can be used in demanding applications and many of them serve as industry benchmarks. These products are used for a wide variety of applications including coatings and printing inks (architectural/decorative coatings, automotive, specialty inks, etc.). They can help formulators to achieve optimal color performance, to improve the level of jetness or blue undertone and to increase tinting strength.

From Automotive topcoat to Inks: Raven® carbon blacks for various applications

Raven® specialty blacks cover diverse markets and applications from routine applications to the most demanding ones. Birla Carbon welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with you to find the best solution to meet your application needs and even to provide advice on optimal formulation practices.


Find out more about some of the applications covered by Raven® carbon blacks below.


Architectural Decorative
Automotive Topcoat
Industrial / Marine
Premium Quality Inks



 

Raven® carbon blacks for Architectural / Decorative applications


Consistent tinting strength is one of the key performance requirements in architectural coatings. Carbon blacks are used in decorative paints for tinting of white and colored coatings.

Architectural / Decorative applications
Thanks to its surface modification and controlled morphology, Raven® 1185 Ultra® provides low viscosity and good dispersion stability. The high structure helps to achieve a faster, more complete dispersion. These are essential properties which enable a high tinting strength.

Learn more about Raven® 1185 Ultra®, access the technical brochure!

The Raven® 400 and Raven® 500 series of carbon blacks are used in tinting bases for their rheology, ease of dispersion, and especially their blue tone.



 

Raven® 5000 Ultra® II for Automotive topcoats


For automotive topcoats, Raven® 5000 Ultra® II is an industry leading carbon black for solventborne as well as for waterborne high color coatings.

The very high surface area combined with tailored surface chemistry contributes to an exceptional level of jetness.

Automotive topcoats
Raven® 5000 Ultra® II is specifically designed for automotive topcoat applications requiring:
- Extremely high jetness
- Blue undertone

Read more about Raven® 5000 Ultra® II and access technical data:
- For solventborne high color coatings
- For waterborne high color coatings

Birla Carbon welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with you to find the best solution to meet your application needs and even to provide advice on optimal formulation practices.

 

Industrial / Marine applications can benefit from Raven® carbon blacks


Raven® 1185 Ultra® is a good option for various medium color industrial coatings. It provides easy dispersion and blue undertone.

Industrial / Marine applications Depending on your tinting requirements, other Raven® product solutions can meet your expectations. Work with Birla Carbon to find the most appropriate solution which meets your formulation requirements!



 

The right Raven® carbon blacks for premium quality inks


Raven® 1255 is a good option for premium quality inks. It provides good jetness and blue undertone. This product is suitable for European food contact and skin contact regulations. For details about specific legislation compliance please contact Birla Carbon.

Premium quality inks The Raven® 1060 Ultra® and 1080 Ultra® carbon blacks are widely used in liquid ink applications (publication, packaging and UV for example) for their rheology, ease of dispersion, and blue tone.

Depending on your color requirements, other Raven® product solutions can meet your performance needs. Don't hesitate to reach out to Birla Carbon for advice on product selection and formulation.



The products and applications highlighted here are not an exhaustive list. Contact Birla Carbon for further discussion about your performance and application needs.

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