Prices rising amid strong demand for carbon black

London –  Responding to tightness of supply and higher feedstock costs, carbon black prices are expected to continue rising, according to industry analysts.

Pressure on supply has driven a series of investments in new capacity expansions, Notch Consultancy president Paul Ita noted in an address to the Carbon Black World Conference in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Such expansions include Birla Carbon’s decision in July to increase carbon black capacity by 150 kilotonnes per annum (ktpa) over the next 18 months.

Cabot Corp also announced in May that it was adding over 300ktpa of capacity through a plant expansion…

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