BOSTON (Nov. 11)—Cabot Corp. will build a 50,000 metric-ton-per-year carbon black plant in Tianjin, China, in the coming year to year-and-a-half with its joint venture partner there.
Cabot and Shanghai Coking and Chemical Co. will cooperate on building the factory, which should come on stream in early 2006. An expansion of capacity already is in the planning for later that same year, Cabot said.
Disclosure of this project comes just a few weeks after Cabot said it would close a 45,000-ton-per-year facility in Altona, Australia.
The cost of the project was not disclosed, but William J. Brady, executive vice president and general manager, carbon black, said Cabot is working the Tianjin Economic and Technological Development Area to build a "world-class" carbon black facility.