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Cabot to Close Hong Kong Masterbatch Plant; Move Production to Tianjin

12:13 AM MST | December 20, 2011 | Deepti Ramesh

Cabot says it will close its masterbatch plant in Hong Kong, by March 31, 2012, and will move production to its facility at Tianjin, China. All of Cabot’s masterbatch production in China will be at the Tianjin facility starting April 2012. Cabot’s masterbatch plant at Tianjin opened in September 2011 and currently has a production capacity of 45,000 m.t./year. Production capacity at Tianjin is enough to supply the current demand of the plastics industry in Asia, as well as the expected near-term future growth, Cabot says. Cabot’s masterbatch and...

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