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Cabot Bluestar Expands Fumed Silica in China

9:34 AM MDT | October 15, 2010 | Deepti Ramesh

Cabot Bluestar Chemical (Jiangxi), a joint venture between Cabot Corp. and China National Bluestar (Beijing), has broken ground on an expansion of its fumed silica manufacturing facility at Jiujiang, China. The $43-million investment will eventually increase production capacity to 20,000 m.t./year of fumed silica. The first expansion phase will increase capacity from 5,000 m.t./year, to 15,000 m.t./year with commissioning expected in the second half of 2011. The expansion will help meet growing demand for fumed silica in the region, Cabot says. “The expansion...

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