Carbon black tester

For determination of carbon black content in olefin materials like polye-thylene or polypropylene that do not contain non-volatile additives or fillers. Complying with the standards ASTM D 1603, ISO 18553 and ISO 6964. 

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  • high accuracy
  • upgradeable
  • flexible build-up
  • reliable test results
  • intuitive operation


The SCITEQ tester consists of an aluminium frame combined with a high class oven to be configured dependant on standard choice. Tests may be performed for the determination of the carbon black content of thermoplastic materials, such as: polyethylene, polypropylene and polybutene. The carbon black content is determined by means of weight difference.

The User-friendly carbon black tester equipment comprises the electric tube furnace and a side panel. The front panel of the electric tube furnace displays the controls needed to operate the furnace and automatic temperature control. The electric tube furnace is for heating the combustion pipe in which the shuttle is inserted with the sample to be tested. The purpose of the side panel is to support the outside components, namely: the flow meter, the flow control valve, the washing bottle and the drying tube.

The Carbon Black equipment has been designed and made according to the requirements of the standards: ASTM D1603 and ISO 6964 and serves to determine the carbon black content of thermoplastic materials, such as polyethylene, polypropylene and polybutene. The carbon black content of the material examined is carried out gravimetrically after pyrolysis in nitrogen stream. The method of determination indicated by standards consists in calculating the difference in weight of the sample before and after treatment in the equipment. This method is not applicable to materials that contain non volatile pigments or inorganic. The User-friendly carbon black tester complies with the standards ASTM D 1603, ISO 18553 and ISO 6964. 

For more information and technical specifications please see the brochure.

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Specimen size:

one to a few grams.

Tube furnace:


Oven casing:

stainless steel



Temperature range:

up to 1200°C

Temperature control:

Programmable LCD display, more language possible


550 x 435 x 880mm (L x W x H)
Weight 62 kg.

Electrical supply:

230 V


Oven 434x340x510mm (LxWxH)
Weight: 25 kg.

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