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January 22, 2024
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Carbon black is commonly used as a conductive additive for materials such as rubber, plastics, paints, and adhesives.Image courtesy of Birla Carbon
Birla Carbon, a leader in sustainable carbon solutions, is building two carbon black manufacturing sites in Niadupet, Andhra Pradesh, India, and Rayong, Thailand.
Each of the new facilities will have an initial capacity of 120 kMT (kilometer ton) operational in 2025 with plans to expand to 240 kMT in the future. These two new greenfield sites will be prioritized based on their locations, demand dynamics in the region, and specific customer needs. Previously announced brownfield expansion plans in Hungary, as well as, the post treatment facility expanding Specialty capacity at Patalganga, India, are progressing on plan.
“We are excited to augment our expansion plans in support of key customers in the fast-growing markets of India and Southeast Asia,” said John Loudermilk, president and chief executive officer, Birla Carbon. “These two new state-of-the-art factories will ensure a secure supply of our industry-leading products, quality, and service, allowing our customers to meet their growth ambitions.”
The company will focus on the completion of its expansion initiatives while continuing to evaluate additional capacity requirements in various geographies, in line with its purpose to ‘Share the Strength,’ driven by customer needs, industry trends, and its ambition to be the clear sustainability leader in the industry.
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