Cabot to close Carbon black plant in Altona, Australia

Boston, Mass. –Cabot Corp. has said it intends to close its carbon black production plant in Altona (Victoria State), Australia from October 2005. The facility has a nameplate capacity of 45 000 tonnes per year.

Cabot said the closure comes as a result of a supplier’s decision to cease production of the raw material from September 2005. Cabot added that the demand for carbon black in Australia is decreasing, but it is de-bottlenecking a number of plants in the Asia-Pacific region to compensate for the reduction…

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