Cabot breaks ground on China silica plant

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…

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