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Cabot Opens Masterbatch Facility in Dubai

8:03 AM MDT | June 24, 2010 | Natasha Alperowicz

Cabot Corporation has announced the opening of its black masterbatch manufacturing facility in the Jebel Ali Free Zone, Dubai. The plant has an initial capacity of 25,000 m.t./year with provision to expand to 75,000 m.t./year. Production is scheduled to commence in August. The new unit allows Cabot to better meet increasing demand for masterbatch in the Mideast, Europe and Asia/Pacific. The Mideast is a major producer of polyolefins and compounds, currently producing about 20% of the world's polyethylene and polypropylene, Cabot says. "Within the Middle East...

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