Cabot breaks ground on Indonesian carbon black expansion
On Nov. 21, Cabot announced the groundbreaking for a previously announced carbon black capacity expansion project in Cilegon, Indonesia. This phase of the project will add approximately 80,000 metric tons of additional annual production capacity and is expected to be completed in 2021. The expansion in Cilegon is part of a global capacity expansion and debottlenecking project announced in May 2018. Cabot has made significant progress towards its stated goal of expanding global carbon black manufacturing capacity by 300,000 metric tons.