Wuhai, China – Cabot Corp. and joint venture partner Inner Mongolia Hengyecheng Silicone Co. Ltd (HYC) broke ground 7 Jun on a new fumed silica manufacturing facility in Wuhai.
The $60-million project is scheduled to be completed in 2019, said a statement by Cabot, which holds an 80% stake in the venture.
The 8,000 tonnes/year facility will use the US partner’s fumed silica production technology, while HYC will provide feedstock.
Cabot said its process offer advanced levels of energy-efficiency and recycling of by-product streams.
Fumed silica is used as…