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Phillips Carbon Black to build new carbon black plant in India

On Tuesday, India’s RPG Group announced plans for the construction of a new carbon black plant in Tamil Nadu, India. The plant will have 150,000 tonnes/year of capacity and a 20 MW power plant, and will be located on 60 acres at the SIPCOT Industrial Park in Thervoy Kandigai in Tamil Nadu, near the port of Ennore. The company has already requested the necessary environmental permits. Total investment in the project including the power plant is around Rs. 450 crore (US$100 million).

RPG subsidiary Phillips Carbon Black already has four carbon black plants in India: Durgapur in West Bengal, Kochi in Kerala, and Baroda and Mundhra in Gujarat. The company also has announced plans for a new greenfield carbon black plant in Vietnam.

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