News from Notch Consulting, Inc.

July 1, 2009

Huber Completes Construction of Chinese Silica Plant

Filed under: Silica — Notch @ 11:02 pm

According to Industrial Minerals (subscription required), Huber Engineered Materials has completed construction of its new precipitated silica plant in Qingdao, Shandong Province, China. The plant has a capacity of 40,000 tonnes/year and produces dental grades. Construction began in October 2008, and the first test batch of silica was produced in May 2009.

In March 2009, Huber issued a press release indicating that it was nearing completion on the project and expected to begin production in June.

Former UK Carbon Black Plant to Become Recycling Facility

Filed under: Carbon Black, General — Notch @ 10:55 am

According the website This is Bristol, there are plans to turn the former Sevalco carbon black plant in Avonmouth, UK into a recycling complex. Viridor, one of Britain’s biggest waste management companies, wants to use the site for a £180-million complex that would include an incinerator for burning waste to produce electricity. According to the article, details of the plan come just a week after it was revealed that a £40m deal has been struck to build a plant in Avonmouth which will reduce the amount of rubbish sent to landfill by up to 80 per cent.

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