carbon black


Definition of carbon black

: any of various colloidal black substances consisting wholly or principally of carbon obtained usually as soot and used especially in tires and as pigments

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Methane is also used in chemical reactions to produce other important gases like hydrogen and carbon monoxide and carbon black, a chemical compound that's found in some types of rubber used in car tires. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, "What Is Methane, Anyway?," 29 Aug. 2019 When built, the plant will reduce tires to raw materials such as steel, carbon black and crumb rubber. al, "Mobile County greenlights $36 million bond issue for tire recycler," 26 Aug. 2019 Then, applies several coats of a carbon black mascara, like Lancôme Hypnôse, to lock in the curl. Lauren Valenti, Marie Claire, "4 Makeup Mistakes That Are Ruining All of Your Photos," 27 Feb. 2017 Shannon Ponciano at Ponciano Design and Todd Hertner of Rebuild also installed custom cabinets, carbon black engineered wood flooring and five California Closets. Janet Eastman,, "Get design ideas, budget tips: Tour of Remodeled Homes (before and after photos)," 27 Feb. 2018 My Mini had carbon black leatherette upholstery, with Hazy Gray plastic trim on the door panels and dash. Emma Jayne Williams, star-telegram, "Mini electrifies the Countryman, with plug-in hybrid drive system | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 13 Jan. 2018 Black plastic trays are problematic for a similar reason: carbon black pigments can’t be picked out by sorting systems. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Pringles: Snacktime Hero or Recycling Villain?," 19 May 2017 So, being able to use food wastes to reduce the amount of carbon black needed could lower costs. Randy Rieland, Smithsonian, "From Trash To Treads: Turning Tomato Peels and Eggshells Into Tires," 15 Mar. 2017 Manufacturers typically use the soot known as carbon black in rubber, ink, paints, and carbon paper. National Geographic, "How Air Pollution Is Being Turned Into Ink," 8 July 2017

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1872, in the meaning defined above

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