The major use of carbon black is in the manufacture of rubber products, particularly in tires and other automotive components. Carbon black is also used as a pigment or colorant in inks, paints, leather dyes, ceramics, and coatings; as well as in plastics. It is also has limited use as an inert ingredient in pesticide products as a colorant/pigment in animal ear-tag.
List Reclassification Determination: Based on the low risk finding, this inert ingredient can be reclassified from List 3 to 4B.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.