The fine particles that Cabot produces are seldom used in the powder form by our customers. In most cases, our customers incorporate and disperse our particles into solid or liquid matrices to form composites. The presence of the particles can enhance the composite's mechanical, electrical, optical, or rheological properties.
The interactions of the particles with the surrounding matrix are largely driven by the particle-matrix interfacial properties. Cabot has developed technologies that allow us to control the surface energy of our particles by the modification of their surface chemistry.
Cabot's core capabilities include our silica and our patented carbon surface modification technologies. Both of these technologies are based on chemically attaching organic functional groups to our fine particles.
Learn more about Cabot's surface modification capabilities and our carbon/pigment surface modification in the links below.
In 1993, Cabot's R&D team invented a process for modifying carbon's surface with specific functionalities.
Cabot's core capabilities allow us to chemically attach organic functional groups to our fine particles, including silica and carbon black.