Columbian shuts MT unit in UK, transfers business to Cancarb

Columbian closing UK MT carbon black unit, transferring business to Cancarb

By Patrick Raleigh, ERJ On-line news editor

Marietta, Georgia/Medicine Hat, Alberta-Columbian Chemicals Co. has decided to end production of medium thermal (MT) carbon black at its Sevalco subsidiary in Bristol, UK. Customers will be able to transition to Cancarb Ltd’s Thermax brand products, under a deal announced 16 Sept by the companies.

The level of MT carbon black production at the UK unit has been around 7-8 tonnes a year, according to a…

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