FORTH WORTH, Texas—Tokai Carbon CB Ltd. has developed two new carbon blacks in response to the growing electric vehicle market.
"EV800 is designed to give maximum strength and lower hysteresis for sidewall applications. The greater weight of the batteries will require this increase in strength while not sacrificing the necessary hysteresis to improve overall rolling resistance," the company said.
"In many non-tire components, similar benefits can be obtained. EV480 is designed to also provide higher strength at higher levels of reinforcement," Tokai Carbon CB said.
Tokai Carbon CB, a subsidiary of Tokai Carbon Group, produces more than 40 grades of carbon black produced at three manufacturing locations. The company's U.S. headquarters and research and development facility is in Fort Worth.
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