Carbon black market faced with challenges

Hilton Head, South Carolina – Demand for domestic carbon black already is starting to outstrip production, and that isn’t likely to change any time soon, according to a speaker at the 34th Clemson University Global Tire Industry Conference.

“It’s going to be tough,” said Gary Horning, national accounts manager for Sid Richardson Carbon and Energy Co., at the Clemson conference, which was held in Hilton Head, South Carolina, 18-20 April.

“Demand for carbon black in North America is increasing,” Horning said. “Tread carbon blacks are already tight…

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