Acetylene Carbon Black

Acetylene Carbon Black (ACB) is produced when acetylene gas comes into contact with heated refractory material (900°C) under controlled circumstances. The reaction results in the cracking of the gas forming Carbon and Hydrogen, exothermically.

C2H2 → 2C + H2

The carbon is collected pneumatically using air suction and bagged for sale.

ACB has the ability to absorb large volumes of electrolyte and have a low resistance to conducting electricity. These properties make ACB particularly suited for use in the manufacture of dry cell batteries.

It can also be used in electric conductors.