Masterbatch Cabot Opens Tianjin Masterbatch Plant
Cabot recently opened its new Tianjin masterbatch plant after only eight month of construction time. According to Cabot, the Tianjin site is the world's largest rubber and specialty carbon black facility.
Tianjin/PR China; Boston, Massachusetts – Cabot recently opened its new Tianjin masterbatch plant after only eight month of construction time. The plant, a joint operation of Cabot and Shanghai Coking and Chemical (a subsidiary of the Shanghai Huayi Group), will have an annual capacity of approximately 45,000 tons. Expansions to 80,000 tons are planned for the future.
"This world scale plant is a milestone for Cabot because it is the first fully integrated black masterbatch production plant with our carbon black production facilities,” said Patrick Prevost, Cabot president and chief executive officer. “We are excited about this new facility, not only because it's going to be the largest and most cost effective integrated facility, but also because it's going to improve the efficiency and the capability of the Tianjin operations. We appreciate the support of the Tianjin Economic Development Area and China governments in the continuing development of this facility."
Jin Minda, Chairman of the Shanghai Huayi Group, added: "During the past 23 years, we have partnered with Cabot on business opportunities from Shanghai to Tianjin and we have achieved much success together. Cabot brings the China market not only new products, but also the most advanced technologies. We look forward to further cooperation with Cabot and continued success with this latest masterbatch operation."