China carbon black business is in process of transformation

ERJ staff report (DS)

Beijing – China’s carbon black industry suffers from low margins, low technology and fierce price competition. The industry also faces increasing costs due to raw materials and higher labour costs.

Despite this, a review of Chna’s carbon black industry in 2011 reveals a picture of rapid capacity expansion. A report on the CRIA website suggests China now has 30 percent of global capacity for carbon black. The top producers in China include Black Cat; Hebei Lone Star; Shandong Huadong Rubber Materials Company;…

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