Cabot completes fumed silica facility expansion in Wales, UK

Cabot completes fumed silica facility expansion in Wales, UK

7:04 AM, 27th March 2013
Cabot completes fumed silica facility expansion in Wales, UK

BOSTON, US: Cabot Corporation completed an expansion project at its fumed silica facility in Barry, Wales, UK. Production capacity at the site has been increased by 25 per cent. The expansion is part of a three-year plan started in 2011 to increase Cabot’s global fumed metal oxide capacity by 35 to 40 per cent.

This expansion project is an extension of Cabot’s long-term relationship with Dow Corning. Furthermore, the increased production capacity supports Cabot’s growth in the rising global silicones market. This market is poised to grow at 6 to 9 per cent per year over the coming decade. Through the expansion project, Cabot can now use a wider range of silane raw materials to make a broader portfolio of products to meet silicones and other market needs.

“The expansion of Barry marks another milestone in our long-term relationship with Dow Corning and demonstrates our commitment to support their growth. This project will deliver strategic value for Cabot and Dow Corning and represents a natural extension of our long and successful relationship,” said Sean Keohane, Senior Vice President, Performance Materials, Cabot.

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