Cabot launches Emperor 1600 and 1200 carbon black

20 February 2013

Cabot Corporation has launched Emperor 1600 and Emperor 1200, premium carbon black pigments for coatings applications where exceptional colour and superior processability are primary objectives. The products are specifically designed for solvent-based coatings applications and feature enhanced dispersability and best-in-class colour performance.
Emperor 1600 is Cabot’s highest colour black pigment for solvent-based applications that delivers deep black colour with a blue undertone without sacrificing processability. Emperor 1200 provides excellent colour performance and best-in-class dispersability and hiding power. Both products feature Cabot’s proprietary Softbead technology. Softbead technology enables products to disperse as easily as powder-form carbon blacks, while also improving industrial hygiene by reducing dust levels associated with the transport and processing of traditional powder-form carbon black. These new pigments also wet-out more quickly and are easier to convey than standard powders.
"High jetness is increasingly a requirement for a variety of coating applications and formulators are looking for ways to deliver superior colour and performance while reducing costs,” said Josh Preneta, Global Segment Manager for Coatings, Cabot Corporation. "At Cabot, we are continually looking for ways to supply the market with innovative solutions that address current and future market needs. These new premium carbon black pigments deliver the desired performance and colour, while providing formulators with increased formulation flexibility, reduced dispersant loading and reduced dispersion time, which ultimately results in lower costs.”

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