CEH report predicts 2% growth as carbon black consolidation continues

By Liz White, ERJ staff

Menlo Park, California-CEH (Chemical Economics Handbook) has produced a new market report on the carbon black industry, which identifies a continuing long-term trend toward concentration and consolidation among suppliers of carbon black.”

With the departure of oil companies from this sector, it is now dominated by chemical companies for whom carbon black is a core product,” the report says, with all major producers having global operations.

The three largest producers are Cabot Corp. Degussa AG and Columbian Chemicals Co.-the…

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