News from Notch Consulting, Inc.

December 10, 2013

Sid Richardson opens lab and office suite at Texas carbon black plant

Filed under: Carbon Black — Notch @ 11:37 pm

This week, Sid Richardson Carbon Co. announced it is opening two new facilities at its carbon black plant in Borger, Texas. The first is a new laboratory that will house all the plant’s testing capabilities. The second facility is a new office suite that will consolidate the plant’s Operations, Maintenance, and Engineering staffs. Both of these facilities will open this month. Sid Richardson operates three carbon black plants in the United States, located in Borger and Big Spring, Texas and Addis, Louisiana. Sid Richardson has invested more than $90 million in capital expenditures at the Borger plant since 2000.

Here is the press release

OSC completes new silicate furnace in Taiwan

Filed under: Silica — Notch @ 11:27 pm

Oriental Silicas Corporation (Taipei, Taiwan) today dedicated a new silicate furnace in Taiwan. The unit produces high quality silicate for use in the production of precipitated silica, using high purity silica sand from Australia and natural soda ash by ANSAC (American natural soda ash Corporation). The OXY-fired melting furnace was designed by Asahi Japan and has a capacity of 250 MT/day. Initial capacity is 100,000 MT/year, with an expansion expected in 2015. Output from the unit will be used internally by OSC in the production of precipitated silica and also sold for the production of silica sol, silica gel, etc. The silicate furnace is located in the Taiching Harbor District of Taiwan, about 40 kilometers from OSC’s silica plant in Sanyi.

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