China: Shaped Carbons Ingevity to Meet Growing Demand for Pelletized Carbon in China
Ingevity will build a new activated carbon extrusion plant in Changshu, China, to meet growing global demand for pelletized carbon products primarily for use in gasoline vapor emission control systems in cars, trucks, motorcycles and boats.
North Charleston/USA — The new facility will be located in Changshu city within the Jiangsu province. It is expected to be operational by the fall of 2018 and will employ about 80 people. The plant represents an investment of approximately $ 20 million, the majority of which will be incurred in 2018. Initially, it will feature one extrusion line that produces pelletized activated carbon products. The new plant will complement the existing extrusion facility in Wuijang, China, and activated carbon plants in Zhuhai, China, Wickliffe, Ky., and Covington, Va., as well as the “honeycomb” scrubber joint venture plant in Waynesboro, Ga. The facility will be able to accommodate an additional extrusion line as demand continues to grow.
“This state-of-the-art extrusion facility is a key element of the strategy and capital investment plan for our Performance Materials segment,” said Michael Wilson, Ingevity’s president and CEO. "
“With the introduction of newer, more stringent regulations for automotive gasoline vapor emissions control in both China and Europe, we are anticipating a substantial increase in global demand for our automotive activated carbon products,” said Ed Woodcock, executive vice president and president, Performance Materials.