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Cabot Expands Fumed Silica Production

The expansion will leverage Cabot’s highly advanced manufacturing technology and position the Jiangxi site with the potential to produce up to 20 000 t/a of fumed silica. In the first phase of this expansion, capacity will increase from 5000 to 15000 t/a with commissioning expected in the second half of 2011. Cabot Corporation is a global specialty chemicals and performance materials company headquartered in Boston, MA. Cabot’s major products are carbon black, fumed silica, inkjet colorants, capacitor materials, and cesium formate drilling fluids. Cabot operates 39 manufacturing facilities in 21 countries worldwide. (09/2010)  

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