Cabot Completes Fumed Silica Expansion Project in China
Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) and joint venture partner China National Bluestar Group announced the completion of its new fumed silica expansion project at the Spark Industrial Park in Jiangxi Province, China.
The two companies began expansion on the project in September 2010. The expansion solidifies Cabot's position as one of the world's largest producers of fumed silica. The Jiangxi site can now produce up to 15,000 metric tons of product annually, with the near term potential to further expand to 20,000 metric tons as demand in Asia grows.
The facility incorporates the industry's most advanced manufacturing technologies to produce a broad range of highly pure, electronics-grade fumed silica for key growth segments including silicone parts for automotive and industrial applications, composite parts such as windmill blades, automotive panels and boat hulls, and electronics applications such as CMP slurries, solar panel adhesives and electrophoretic toners.
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