Birla opens greenfield carbon black facility in China


Jining, China – Birla Carbon has officially inaugurated a greenfield 120 kilotonnes per annum (ktpa) carbon black production facility in Jining, Shandong province, the company announced 8 Sept.

The plant, which is to expand to 240ktpa in phase 2, will “cater to the increasing requirements of top 4-5 growing tire manufacturers and multinational tire manufacturers” in the region, the company said.

China is one of the largest and fastest-growing markets for carbon black with a forecast to grow at a CAGR of 7.0% by 2021, according to…

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