ERJ staff report (LMH)
Humble, Texas -- Orion Engineered Carbons, a global producer of carbon black for the pigment and rubber industries, will construct a fifth production unit for tread blacks at its plant in Yeosu, South Korea.
The additional unit will increase the plant's annual output by 36 tonnes, to a total of 188 tonnes. The project is scheduled for completion in May 2013.
â€œThis investment at Yeosu demonstrates Orion's commitment to partner in the growth of our key Korean tyre customers,â€ said Jack Clem, Orion's CEO. â€œWith our latest reactor technology Orion Engineered Carbons will continue to meet the rigorous quality standards demanded by world-class tyre manufacturers.â€v
â€œThe fifth unit at Yeosu will also produce carbon blacks geared for export especially to Japan and China, and facilitate operational flexibility to supply additional volumes of Orion's specialty PUREX and high-performance grades,â€ added Dr Dietmar Balschukat, general manager for the Asia-Pacific Region.
Orion, through the Yeosu plant and its sister plant in Bupyeong, Seoul, Korea, leads the carbon black industry in the Asia-Pacific region with strict environmental controls over air, water and noise pollution.
Orion Engineered Carbons has 15 production sites and five technical centres worldwide.
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