Cabot to implement feedstock surcharge for carbon blacks

Boston, Massachusetts – Cabot Corp. will be applying a feedstock surcharge of $0.01/pound to all carbon black products sold in North America as of 1 April.

The move, said an 11 March Cabot statement, is in response to “significant carbon black feedstock costs, which are not fully reflected in fuel oil price indices.”

“Refineries have been responding to developments such as decreased availability of heavy crude from countries such as Venezuela and Mexico and preparing for new environmental regulations,” said the company release.

As a result, the company…

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