Carbon Black New Carbon Black Plant at Sipcot Industrial Park, India

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Phillips Carbon black plans its fifth production site in India with a planned annual capacity of 150,000 tons. The Indian company is currently the world's eighth-largest carbon black producer.

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The rubber industry in India uses about 95% of carbon black production, with about 70% being used by India's tire industry. (Picture: Wikimedia)
The rubber industry in India uses about 95% of carbon black production, with about 70% being used by India's tire industry. (Picture: Wikimedia)

Dehli/India – Phillips Carbon Black (PCBL), a part of the RPG Group, plans a future 150,000 tons per year carbon black plant at Indian Sipcot Industrial Park in Tamil Nadu. This new site would be the company's biggest plant, and accentuate its dominant position in the Indian market, company officials said.

According to Industrial Info Resources India, PCBL currently owns about 47% of India's carbon black market share, making it the largest producer in the country. Investments of about US $ 100 million are planned for the plant at Tamil Nadu, including a 20-megawatt (MW) captive power plant to cater to the energy needs of the plant. PCBL has already acquired 60 acres of land at Sipcot and is seeking environmental clearance. It has four existing manufacturing units in Durgapur near Kolkata, Cochin, Baroda and Mundra, with a cumulative production capacity of more than 400,000 tons per year.

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