LONDON—Sid Richardson Carbon Co. is still evaluating potential locations and feedstock sources for its Mexico plant, a company official said.
The company's fourth carbon black production facility—and its first site outside the U.S.—aims to start with a 50 kiloton per year unit, with the ability to expand to three units eventually.
Sid Richardson announced plans to build the plant about a year ago and originally was aiming for a 2017 startup date.
“Once a location is selected, we can approach the Mexican EPA (environment protection agency) about an operating permit and determine their operating requirements,” Greg King, Sid Richardson's vice president of marketing, said in a statement.
According to King, the plant aims to use local feedstock and offer “world-class quality” at a “world-class cost structure.”
King said there was no deadline for completion.