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Koppers to Close Australian Carbon Black Plant

9:38 AM MST | December 5, 2011 | Lindsey Bewley

Koppers Holdings says it will close its carbon black manufacturing facility at Kurnell, Australia. Capacity details of the plant were not disclosed. The decision was made as a result of a detailed analysis of the manufacturing assets in light of deteriorating operating conditions including raw material availability and cost, competition in export markets due to the strength of the Australian dollar, the company says.   Manufacturing operations will cease during the week of December 5 and the facility will transition to closure over the next four months...

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