China: Activated Carbon Plants Ingevity Commences Production at its New 20 Million Dollar Facility
The newly built activated carbon extrusion plant in Changshu has been established to cater to the growing demand of pelletised carbon products. The facility employs 80 people and also comprises a new extrusion line.
South Carolina/USA – Ingevity Corporation has recently begun production at its newly constructed, state-of-the-art activated carbon extrusion plant in Changshu, China. The addition of this facility allows the company to better meet the significant growth in global demand for pelletised carbon products, which are primarily used in gasoline vapour emission control systems in cars, trucks, motorcycles and boats.
The new 20 million dollar facility currently houses a new extrusion line and employs approximately 80 people. The company has also relocated its extrusion line from its Wujiang, China, facility to Changshu, and that line is expected to begin production by the second quarter of 2019. Once both lines are operational, the facility will employ about 120 people.
The Changshu facility complements existing activated carbon plants in Zhuhai, China; Wickliffe, Kentucky; and Covington, Virginia, as well as the ‘honeycomb’ scrubber plant in Waynesboro, Georgia. In addition, and as announced previously, the Covington facility is currently undergoing a series of upgrades that include the addition of a new pellet extrusion line that will use the same technology employed at the Changshu facility.