Carbon Black Particle Size Distribution

The variation in carbon black pellet size relates to the level of dispersion and ease of handling in rubber compounding. ARDL offers testing to analyze the particulate size distribution of the carbon black particles in rubber using analytical test methods and microscopy. The light microscope and TEM are used to measure particle size distribution and morphology of inorganic fillers and other compound additives as long as they don't interact too much with the electron beam. Examples of other types of particles that could be analyzed include latex, PVC particles and recycled rubber.

* EDX is Energy Dispersive X Ray, LOM is Light Optical Microscopy, OC is Optical Comparator, SEM is Scanning Electron Microscopy, TEM is Transmission Electron Microscopy

Available Methods

Carbon Black Particle Size - Pellet Size Distribution

Standard Test Method for Carbon Black-Pellet Size Distribution

ASTM D 1511

Carbon Black Particle Size Distribution, Fines Content, %

Standard Test Method for Carbon Black, Pelleted Fines and Attrition

ASTM D 1508

Particle Size Distribution - Recycled Vulcanizate Particulate Rubber

Standard Test Methods for Rubber Compounding Materials Determination of Particle Size Distribution of Recylced Vulcanizate Particulate Rubber

ASTM D 5644

Pour Density - Carbon Black, Pelleted

Standard Test Method for Carbon Black, Pelleted—Pour Density

ASTM D 1513