VILLE PLATTE, La.—Cabot Corp. celebrated 75 years of operation at its Ville Platte carbon black manufacturing facility Nov. 25.
The facility is the oldest plant in Cabot's network, and operates four manufacturing units that produce 11 different grades of carbon black, according to a Cabot news release.
Cabot welcomed retirees, customers and community officials to celebrate with employees and mark the occasion.
The company recently acquired Chinese carbon black manufacturer NSCC Carbon (Jiangsu) Co. Ltd. from Nippon Steel Carbon Co., which included a 3-year-old carbon black production facility in Pizhou, China. The move came as Cabot has driven to expanding its carbon black global capacity by more than 300,000 metric tons.