Sabic, a global diversified chemicals company, has launched a new market solution for the Kingdom’s building and construction industry, carbon black grade N330, to improve the quality of cast-in-place concrete buildings that require an early drying process and greater strength.
Sabic introduced five carbon black grades, a variety of elemental carbon that is manufactured by the controlled vapour-phase pyrolysis and partial combustion of hydrocarbons, in its ASTM 2 and 3 series (N220, N326, N330, N339 and N375) for the first time in the GCC. The major benefit is that feedstock is readily available.
This approach resulted in a 40% reduction in casting time and a 7% improvement in strength.
According to the company, premium concrete hollow blocks manufactured with a concrete mix made from Sabic material provide improved strength, minimise setting time, and improve aesthetics. In fact, this approach has resulted in a 40% reduction in casting time and a 7% improvement in strength.
Apart from this newly found application, the material can be utilized to improve the properties of a variety of end-products
Apart from this newly found application, the material can be utilized to improve the properties of a variety of end-products. The rubber industry, for instance, uses Sabic’s high reinforcing grades to improve the durability of numerous end-product applications such as tires, molded rubber goods, conveyor belts, rubber sheeting, and other industrial rubber products.
Sabic plans to provide this solution to other potential customers in the region who are searching for ways to better their products and processes.