Cabot JV to build fumed silica plant in China

Boston, Massachusetts – Cabot Corp is to form a joint venture (JV) with Inner Mongolia Hengyecheng Silicone Co., Ltd (HYC), to manufacture fumed silica in China, cabot announced 12 Sept.

The US chemicals company will hold an 80-percent share in the JV while HYC will own the remaining 20 percent.

The JV will invest $60 million (€53.5 million) to build a silica manufacturing facility in Wuhai, China, with a capacity of 8,000 tonnes per annum of fumed silica.

Construction of the plant is expected to begin in early…

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