Cabot adding 300ktpa to global carbon black capacity

Boston, Massachusetts – Cabot Corp. is to add over 300 kilotonnes per annum (ktpa) of carbon black capacity through a plant expansion, operational improvements, and debottlenecking projects.

The largest project involves a 160ktpa expansion at the company’s manufacturing facility in Cilegon, Indonesia, according to the company’s 21 May announcement.

The new capacity, to reach the market by early 2021, will help meet annual growth in carbon black demand of 4-5% in south east Asia, said Cabot.

Elsewhere, Cabot is investing around $50 million in debottlenecking projects and operational…

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