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Cabot to Boost Global Carbon Black Capacity by 15%

7:50 AM MDT | March 16, 2011 | Lindsey Bewley

Cabot says it plants to spend more than $180 million through 2013 to expand carbon black production capacity at plants in China, Indonesia, Brazil and Argentina, as well as adding capacity at three facilities in Europe. The expansions will increase Cabot’s annual global carbon black output by about 15%, or about 300,000 m.t./year.   “Globally, the need for carbon black is increasing,” says Patrick Prevost, president and CEO of Cabot. “Mobility and transportation of goods is growing dramatically in developing countries around the...

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