Higher prices push Cabot reinforcement materials up 45%

Boston, Massachusetts – Cabot Corp.’s reinforcement materials business segment has reported a 46% increase in earnings (EBIT) in the first quarter of 2018.

The company said segment earnings rose $25 million compared to the second quarter of 2017 – a 46% increase according to boss Sean Keohane.

“Reinforcement materials delivered a record EBIT quarter,” the president and CEO noted.

Cabot said the gains were largely driven by 2018-calendar- year customer agreements, strong spot pricing in Asia, and high capacity-utilisation.

Globally, volumes were flat year-on-year, with gains in Europe and…

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