"As a global leader in black masterbatch and conductive compounds, we are pleased to break ground on this new facility to expand our global reach and better serve our customers in the region and around the world," Aaron Johnson, senior vice president and president of Formulated Solutions, said in a statement.
Better serving those customers, Johnson added, means focusing on ways that Cabot can improve sustainability—not only its own operations and products, but in its customers' end products.
"This new facility will enable us to meet the growing needs of our customers for innovative solutions that improve performance of their products and support their sustainability needs," Johnson said. "Furthermore, we are proud that this facility will incorporate state-of-the-art technologies and energy reuse to help us achieve our sustainability goals and net zero ambitions."
To achieve these aims, Cabot intends to tap the latest technological advances and plant design operations to minimize its environmental impact.
"Being co-located with our existing carbon black facility will enable us to utilize integrated site economics) through manufacturing efficiencies and reduced waste, including the use of recovered waste-heat energy from the carbon black facility," Dutta said. "This will reduce the environmental impact of the project in alignment with our recently announced ambition to achieve net zero carbon emissions globally by 2050."