2019 News

Elastomer Sealing Performance In Hydrogen Fuel Cells Innovation Study

October 8, 2019 -Cancarb teamed up with ARLANXEO and R.D. Abbott to explore elastomer sealing performance advancements using Thermax® N990 and X_Butyl® Bromobutyl designed for hydrogen fuel system technologies. In this study which was presented at the International Elastomer Conference 2019, we employed hydrogen permeation testing at elevated temperature (90°C) to better mimic the current operating conditions for Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) fuel cells. We evaluated these permeation-resistant polymer systems with synergistic tortured path mechanisms in a fuel cell operational environment. A video on the study can be found here and please use the contact us section of the website or talk to your Cancarb Marketing Manager for more details.

Tokai Carbon Announces New President of Cancarb Limited

September 12, 2019 - Tokai Carbon, parent company of Cancarb Limited, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Peter Donnelly as President, replacing Mr. Ken Tate, who has elected to retire as of September 30, 2019. Mr. Tate will remain in an advisory capacity through to December 31, 2019.

Takashi Masaki, General Manager of the Carbon Black Division of Tokai Carbon stated, "We extend our thanks to Ken Tate for his efforts over the past five years, especially in seeing through the transition to Cancarb being a subsidiary of Tokai Carbon, as well as initiation and approval of the unit six expansion."

Peter Donnelly has worked in various roles in Cancarb over the past 24 years including most recently as VP, Marketing, and prior to that as Director, Quality and Development. "We are confident that his vision and strong mindset will successfully guide Cancarb in the coming years," Masaki said.

Cancarb Limited Releases new Tech Study on Continuous Compressive Stress Relaxation (CCSR) in FKM Compounds

June 21, 2019 - Cancarb is happy to announce the release of our newest technical study. Continuous Compression Set Relaxation (CCSR) is a new, innovative test to demonstrate the sealing capabilities of rubber in real-world environments. In this study, we have evaluated the replacement of N774 with Thermax® N990 in FKM rubber, factoring in the impact of today's smaller displacement, hotter running engines. This includes an evaluation in the more chemically aggressive, low viscosity oils now being used. Physical and rheological testing of aged specimens was completed. The new technical bulletin is available for download (click here) at any time at cancarb.com.