PCBL chooses Tamil Nadu for new carbon black plant
Phillips Carbon Black Ltd., India’s largest carbon black producer, plans to build a new 150,000 tons/year carbon black plant at Ennore, Tamil Nadu, India. PCBL announced the new plant late last year but was deciding between two locations in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, both in southeastern India. The new factory is budgeted at Rs 600 crore. PCBL is also spending Rs 300 crore to debottleneck its four existing plants in Durgapur (West Bengal), Mundra (Gujarat), Kochi (Kerala), and Palej (Gujarat). Altogether, the projects will raise PCBL’s capacity to 700,000 tons/year by December 2020.