Cabot, Dow launch fumed-silica plant project

Carrollton, Kentucky – Cabot Corp. and DowDuPont launched the construction of a Cabot fumed silica plant located adjacent to Dow’s Carrollton site in western Kentucky.

The groundbreaking, on 29 Sept, coincided with the 50th anniversary of the Dow site in Carrollton which has a strong track record in the field of silicones chemistry.

Announced in May 2017, the new fumed silica manufacturing facility is scheduled to be operational by 2020, according to a Cabot press statement.

The plant, said Cabot, “will have a “fence-line relationship with Dow, creating…

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