Orion to idle rubber black line, raise prices in US

Luxembourg – Orion Engineered Carbons SA is idling a rubber carbon black production line at its Orange, Texas facility, effective at the end of the year, according to the carbon black supplier.

In a 27 July statement, Orion said that the decision was made as a result of current price levels of rubber carbon blacks in North America which “do not adequately address the costs of maintaining this production capacity.”

The company said it was assisting affected customers through appropriate transition plans.

Additionally, the carbon black supplier also…

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