News from Notch Consulting, Inc.

March 12, 2021

Birla Carbon raising specialty black prices

Filed under: Carbon Black, General — Notch @ 7:37 pm

On March 11, Birla Carbon (Mumbai, India & Marietta, GA) announced an increase in specialty black prices. The worldwide price increase of up to 9% will become effective April 19, 2021, and all shipments made on or after this date are subject to the increase. Birla said that the increase is necessary due to the increasing costs of doing business in all regions.

March 10, 2021

Emerald closing Illinois accelerator site

Filed under: Rubber Chemicals — Notch @ 12:35 pm

Emerald Performance Materials L.L.C. is closing a chemical plant in Henry, Illinois, a move that will impact more than 50 workers at the facility. Layoffs at the plant will begin April 6 and be completed by June 30. News of the plant closure follows the February announcement that Lanxess A.G. would acquire Emerald Kalama Chemical, a business unit of Emerald Performance Materials, for $1 billion. That deal, which is expected to close in the second half of 2021, included Emerald’s operations in Kalama, Washington, Rotterdam, Netherlands, and Widnes, England, but did not include the Illinois plant. Among other products, the Henry, Illinois plant produces sulfenamide accelerators.

March 4, 2021

Carbon Black Asia Webinar coming next week

Filed under: Carbon Black, Conferences, Coronavirus/COVID-19, General — Notch @ 6:00 am

Notch is participating in a webinar scheduled for Wednesday, March 10. The webinar will consist of three presentations covering the current carbon black and carbon black feedstock situation in Asia: Paul Ita of Notch Consulting will cover Asia Carbon Black Supply/Demand; Shane Perl of ALPEN Group will cover feedstocks; and Martin von Wolfersdorff of Wolfersdorff Consulting will cover customer mapping in Asia and green carbons. After the presentations we will have a short discussion followed by question/answer. The pricing for the webinar is a very affordable €29. The start time on March 10th, 2021 at 06h00 (Berlin), 10h30 (Dehli), 13h00 (Shanghai), 14h00 (Tokyo), 16h00 (Sydney), 0h00 (New York). If that time does not suit you, you can watch the replay recording any time. You can find more information and register here.

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