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Orion expanding carbon black capacity in Korea

Orion Engineered Carbons GmbH is building a fifth production unit for tread blacks at its plant in Yeosu, South Kore, adding 36 KT by May 2013. The expansion will take the plant to 188 KTPY.

Dietmar Balschukat, general manager for the Asia-Pacific Region said the unit at Yeosu will also produce carbon blacks geared for export especially to Japan and China, and supply additional volumes of Orion’s Purex and high-performance grades.

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