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May 21, 2018

Cabot announces 310 KT in carbon black expansions

Filed under: Carbon Black — Notch @ 10:20 am
Cabot Corporation today announced plans to add 310,000 tons of new carbon black capacity by 2021. The largest component of the plan involves adding 160,000 tons at Cabot’s facility in Cilegon, Indonesia. Cabot anticipates that product from this expansion will be available for sale starting in late 2020 or early 2021.

In addition to the expansion at Cilegon, Cabot is investing approximately $50 million in debottlenecking projects and operational improvements across 18 of its carbon black facilities. This program will provide an additional 150,000 metric tons of increased carbon black capacity which will be available for tire, industrial rubber and specialty carbon customers. To date, Cabot has completed approximately one-third of this capacity expansion, with full completion expected by 2021. These investments will increase Cabot’s global carbon black capacity to approximately 2.5 million metric tons.

 

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