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Cabot expands fumed silica capacity

8:54 AM MDT | March 25, 2013 | Rebecca Coons

Cabot Corp. says it has completed a fumed silica expansion at its Barry, Wales, facility, part of a 3-year plan started in 2011 to increase Cabot's global fumed metal oxide capacity by 35–40% and support Cabot's growth in the rising global silicones market. Fumed silica production capacity at the Barry site has been increased by 25%, Cabot says. The silicones market is poised to grow at 6–9% annually over the coming decade, Cabot says. Through the expansion project, Cabot can now use a wider range of silane raw materials to make a broader portfolio of...

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