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Orion continues carbon black shake-up with Korean plant closure

Senningerberg, Luxembourg – Orion Engineered Carbons is closing down a 45-kilotonne-per-annum (ktpa) carbon black facility in Bupyeong, transferring production capacity to its other South Korean plant in Yeosu.

The consolidation will be completed over the next 20 months, said a 4 Nov statement from Orion, which has recently also announced the repurposing of a tire-rubber, carbon black line at the Yeosu facility.

“After review of our operations in Korea, we are announcing our intention to concentrate our Korean production at one site,” said Jack Clem, chief executive…

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