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High-Performance Black Masterbatch for Styrenics
Plastics Technology
November 18, 2020
"Cabot’s new Plasblack XP6801D is a new generation SAN-based formulation for styrenics without the trade-off between color and mechanical properties. " 

Cabot expands engineered elastomer composites line
European Rubber Journal
November 18, 2020
"Cabot Corp. has announced the launch a new elastomer composite fortires designed to deliver “significant performance” in terms of chip, heat and abrasion resistance." 

Top 10: Elastomers for Sustainability 
European Rubber Journal
July/August 2020
"First ever ranking of projects contributing most to raising the environmental profile of the elastomers/rubber industry." 

Women adding to rubber industry story
Rubber & Plastics News
July 27, 2020
Nineteen women from Cabot Corporation were featured in the Rubber & Plastics News edition. 

Cabot Corp. in Ville Platte to undergo $90 expansion, add 15 jobs
The Acadiana Advocate
July 7, 2020
"'We are proud to announce this investment in a state-of-the-art energy center for our Ville Platte facility, which will allow us to make clean power without generating any additional emissions,' said Bart Kalkstein, senior vice president." 

Carbon black firms find steady ground amid pandemic's uncertainty
Rubber News
June 8, 2020
"'Certainly, the current market situation is a challenging one, though our focus begins with the health and safety of our employees and their families,' Cabot said, praising its employees for their dedication and flexibility during the uncertain times."

Black plastics: Can they be recycled?
Packaging Europe
June 1, 2020
"Sebastian Heitkamp, Global Segment Marketing Manager at the Cabot Corporation, agrees that cutting black plastics out of the equation entirely would be a mistake."

Cabot buys Chinese nanotube supplier for $115 million
January 13, 2020
On 6 January 2020, Cabot China Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cabot Corporation agreed to buy Shenzhen Sanshun Nano New Materials Co., Ltd, a leading carbon nanotube (CNT) producer in China. 

America’s Most Responsible Companies 2020
December 2019
Cabot Corporation was recently named one of America’s Most Responsible Companies 2020 by Newsweek Magazine. Cabot ranked in the top 10% of companies analyzed and is the only carbon black manufacturer on the list.

Cabot debuts carbon masterbatches based on post-industrial carbon black, recycled polymers
Plastics Today
December 3, 2019
Cabot Corporation has launched of a new black masterbatch series made from post-industrial carbon black and recycled polymers. The new formulations are designed to help plastics producers meet sustainability targets across a wide variety of industries, while maintaining optimal performance.

Cabot starts $100m Indonesian expansion
European Rubber Journal
November 25, 2019
Cabot Corp. has broken ground on an expansion project at its carbon black manufacturing plant in Cilegon, Indonesia, the company announced 21 Nov.

Future direction of carbon black
European Rubber Journal
September/October 2019
ERJ asks Bart Kalkstein president, reinforcement materials at Cabot Corp. about the market-trends, technologies and strategies that will define the future of the industry in the era of sustainability

Combining colour benefits with sustainability
Injection World
July/August 2019
“Cabot Corporation cites the most obvious market needs in colour and masterbatch at present to be flexibility in colouration and reducing impact on mechanical properties when adding specific colour additives such as carbon black. “The market is also seeking the ability to mix and over-colour various polymer and additive types with the increasing use of recycled polymer,” says Sebastian Heitkamp, Global Segment Marketing Manager. “The industry is being influenced by a shift to higher use of recycled materials, as well as the challenge to improve colouristic properties with less colourants. The challenge with recycled material is that most are not pure in their colour, and therefore require additional effort to cover possible defects on the surface. It is also important that colour have a minimal impact on the effect of the desired functionality, such as haptics and odour.”

Suppliers ready to overcome tire industry challenges
Rubber & Plastics News
July 1, 2019
“Despite the major investments needed to keep up with environmental challenges, the carbon black industry is primed for innovation in its materials, manufacturing and business model, according to Rist. ‘Cabot is committed to partnering in innovation for meeting challenges of performance and sustainability.'”

Meeting the E-mobility Challenge
Injection World
May 2019
“Vehicle lightweighting continues to be a primary trend and a catalyst for developing new materials for under-the-hood applications for injection moulders, according to Cabot Corporation. ‘Automotive OEMs are still targeting a higher share of plastics per car, and this applies for power train systems in both internal combustion engines and electric vehicles (EV),’ says Dominique Strassler, Global Marketing Segment Manager. ‘However, for EVs the additional weight of the battery of around 200kg is an additional consideration. Reduced weight helps to comply with CO2 regulations, but also enables weight to be allocated for gadgets and new technology systems. For EVs, thermal management is also a key topic, because the battery runs optimally at a certain temperature - not too hot and not too cold. Materials that can provide thermal conductivity, either combined with electrical conductivity or specifically without it, will be in higher demand. The trend toward plastics recycling is also highly relevant. Automotive OEMs look at this from two perspectives. Firstly, whether materials and plastics that are used in cars can be recycled later, and secondly whether automotive parts can be made out of these recycled materials.’”

Cabot Eyes Expanding Elastomer Composites
European Rubber Journal
May 13, 2019
“Cabot Corp. has reviewed long-term growth plans for its composite elastomers in Port Dickson, Malaysia, with the Malaysian Investment Development Authority, the company has announced.”

Cabot discusses long-term growth plans in Malaysia with MIDA team
Rubber Asia
May 13, 2019
“Representatives from Cabot Corporation’s elastomer composites leadership team recently met with members of the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) about Cabot’s long-term growth plans in Port Dickson, Malaysia. In 1995, Cabot built the world’s first facility dedicated to liquid mixing of elastomer composites in Port Dickson and has continued to develop this revolutionary technology at that site.”

Keeping heat on the move
Compounding World 
April 2019
“With increasing functionalisation of plastics, in particular in markets  including electronics and transportation, there is notable market demand  for thermally conductive compounds,” according to Sebastian Heitkamp, Global Marketing Segment Manager at Cabot Corporation. “The main trends are electrification of cars, or increasing requirements with automotive and electronics ‘merging’ these two major plastic applications,” he says. “Heat management in the car is getting more important as the batteries are a new source of heat. With batteries becoming a structural part of a vehicle, designers and plastic engineers have to solve the challenge of managing heat transfer through plastic materials.”

Driving Demand for optimized electrically conductive plastics
Compounding World 
February 2019
“Sebastian Heitkamp, Global Marketing Segment Manager at Cabot Corporation also sees that the market for electrically conductive compounds is continuously growing in various plastic applications. ‘New developments in electrically conductive compounds are mainly driven by increased safety requirements across many industries,’ he says. ‘In addition, as we see automotive manufacturers shift toward light weighting, plastics continuously replace traditional materials, such as metals, for which new functionalities in electrical conductivity are required.’”

Carbon black suppliers working to overcome obstacles
Rubber & Plastics News
February 22, 2019
“Cabot is the only carbon black manufacturer to announce major production expansions recently. In June 2018 the company unveiled plans for a worldwide expansion, including a $120 million investment at its facility in Cilegon, Indonesia, which would increase the plant's capacity by 160,000 metric tons annually.”

Q&A: Michael Beaulieu, Global Applications Development Lead, Tire, Cabot Corporation
Tire Technology
November 2018
Cabot’s Michael Beaulieu shares his perspectives on challenges facing the materials industry, and notes how Cabot is helping provide customers with solutions to these challenges.
Update: Cabot acquires Chinese carbon black manufacturer
European Rubber Journal
October 2, 2018
"Cabot Corp. has acquired Chinese carbon black manufacturing company NSCC Carbon (Jiangsu) Co. Ltd, from Nippon Steel Carbon Co, the Boston-based company has announced. The deal includes a 50 kilotonne-per-annum (ktpa) carbon black production facility in Pizhou, Jiangsu Province, China, which was originally commissioned in 2015."

Black is the Colour
Plastics News Europe
October 2018
"'The ESD Segment is one in which a lot of product innovation is going on,' said George Haines, senior marketing manager for Cabot’s Specialty Carbons Business, in an interview with Plastics News Europe. 'Of themselves, plastics are not conductive,' he said. 'But there are numerous applications that you want them to be.' Plastics may be the material of choice for a particular application for various reasons – because of the chemical resistance, their durability, or other properties, such as for light weighting purposes in metal replacement applications. However, for ESD purposes, it is important to change the plastic’s insulative properties to be able to use it in applications where a sudden static discharge can trigger a fire, explosion, or damage parts. Hence to avoid static build-up, a filler must be compounded into the polymer that will dissipate electricity. Today, some 70% of all ESD compounds contain carbon black."

NPE '18: Plastic additives in 'sweet spot' between demand and growth
May 9, 2018
"Cabot is seeing demand and growth in all its applications across the US, Europe and Asia, putting the US specialty chemicals firm in what a company representative said on Tuesday was a 'sweet spot' for business. 'I can’t remember in all three regions, every application growing like they are today,' said George Haines, global market segment manager for plastics at Cabot. 'Everything is coming. This is a great place to be in, but it’s hard to keep up.'"

Cabot Corporation To Provide Point-Of-Entry Treatment System For Town Of Hoosick, NY
Water World
April 17, 2018
"Cabot Corporation has been selected as the new activated carbon supplier for point-of-entry treatment systems (POETS) for the Town of Hoosick, New York. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) has chosen Cabot's HYDRODARCO® 4000 granular activated carbon, the leading activated carbon for the removal of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) contamination, to remove harmful PFOA contamination from the Town's private wells that supply drinking water to residents and businesses."

Cabot appoints chief technology officer
European Rubber Journal
February 18, 2018
"Cabot Corp has appointed Patricia Hubbard as senior vice president and chief technology officer (CTO).Hubbard joins Cabot’s management executive committee, reporting directly to Cabot CEO Sean Keohane.Most recently she was vice president of R&D for Avery Dennison’s ‘label and graphic materials’ division in North America."

Chasing the magic triangle
Tyre Asia
January 5, 2018
"As a reinforcement materials supplier, we at Cabot focus our efforts on exploring different approaches to developing particles and their composite materials that would lead to rubber compounds with reduced hysteresis loss while maintaining other key compound performances."

Cabot boss expects 'solid growth' in American tire market
Rubber & Plastics News
November 9, 2017
"Cabot Corp. expects to see 'solid growth' in the North American tire sector due to ‘long-term fundamentals’ of the market, according to company CEO Sean Keohane. In a full-year results conference call on Nov. 2, Keohane said tire-plant investments were ramping up in North America with a shift towards more local production [there] that will support growth rates in that range."

Cabot Corporation takes over Tech Blend to extend global footprint
Plastics Insight
November 1, 2017
"Cabot Corporation,  headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, made an agreement to purchase Tech Blend, a leading North American producer of black masterbatches, for approximately $64 million. The takeover extends Cabot’s global footprint in black masterbatch and compounds; provides a platform to serve global customers and grow in conductive formulations, and offers Tech Blend resources and capabilities to support growth."

Cabot and Dow break ground on fumed silica plant
Rubber & Plastics News
October 1, 2017
“Cabot Corp. and DowDuPont Co. celebrated the groundbreaking of Cabot's fumed silica plant, which is located adjacent to Dow's Carrollton site. Announced in May 2017, the new manufacturing facility is scheduled to be operational by 2020 and will extend Cabot's long-term relationship with Dow.”

Cabot, Dow launch fumed-silica plant project

European Rubber Journal
October 1, 2017
"Cabot Corp. and DowDuPont launched the construction of a Cabot fumed silica plant located adjacent to Dow’s Carrollton site in western Kentucky. The groundbreaking, on 29 Sept, coincided with the 50th anniversary of the Dow site in Carrollton which has a strong track record in the field of silicones chemistry."

Cabot inaugurates state-of-the-art new R&D facility in Asia
Tire Technology International
September 28, 2017
"Cabot Corporation has opened its new Asia Technology Center in Shanghai, China. The 4,500m² facility is co-located with Cabot's regional headquarters and houses advanced analytical and application testing equipment."

Cabot JV to build fumed silica plant in China
European Rubber Journal 
September 13, 2017
“Cabot Corp is to form a joint venture (JV) with Inner Mongolia Hengyecheng Silicone Co., Ltd (HYC), to manufacture fumed silica in China. According to executive vice president and president of Cabot performance chemicals unit, Nick Cross, the new plant will support “rapidly growing sectors of automotive, construction, renewable energy and other industries."

Fumed silica links Cabot, Dow Corning
Chemicals and Engineering News
June 5, 2017
"In the third iteration of a successful partnership, Cabot Corp. will build an $80 million fumed silica facility in Carrollton, Ky., adjacent to a Dow Corning silicone monomers plant. Cabot will produce the high-purity silica by reacting oxygen and hydrogen with a chlorosilane by-product provided via pipeline by Dow Corning." 

The greening of carbon black
Compounding World
November 2016
"We work to enable customers to meet their sustainability or regulatory targets such as REACH and food contact legislation," said George Haines, senior marketing manager. "For instance, we continue to expand our range of certified carbon blacks that help them comply with the new REACH regulation requirement around skin contact."

Cabot plans more capacity for specialty black colors
Plastics News
November 4, 2016
"I think of it more of an expansion of capability than an expansion of volume. Our business is heavily focused on polyolefins, and we really need to increase our capabilities in engineering thermoplastics," said Adrian Baker. "At the moment, we’ve got some capability but limited capacity, and we really want to grow it."

Cabot forms joint venture for fumed silica in China
Rubber & Plastics News
November 3, 2016
"This is part of our core strategy to basically extend our leadership positions in the businesses of performance materials," said Nick Cross, executive vice president and president of the firm's Performance Chemicals Segment.
Cleco breaks ground for clean energy plant
The St. Mary and Franklin Banner Tribune
October 10, 2016
"Cleco, a utility company based in Pineville, is in the process of developing what they call a ‘clean energy plant’ in partnership with the Cabot Corporation."
Cabot Names VP of Investor Relations
Rubber & Plastics News
August 6, 2016
"Cabot Corp. has appointed Steve Delahunt as its vice president, treasury, and investor relations. The firm said he will serve as the primary liaison between Cabot, its shareholders and the investment community. He succeeds Erica McLaughlin, who will assume the role of vice president, business operations and general manager of the Tire Business within its Reinforcement Materials segment."

Borrowing from pastry chefs, engineers create nanolayered composites    
MIT News
July 21, 2016
"This paper describes a rather unique and creative way to make composites using large area graphene films,” says Angelos Kyrlidis, research and development manager for graphenes at Cabot Corporation. “This work assembles the composites from chemical vapor deposition graphene, where a very high aspect ratio can be obtained, while still maintaining many of the features and properties of the single layer graphene."

Cabot plans to add tech center in Shanghai 
Rubber & Plastics News
July 20, 2016
"Cabot Corp. will add a new application innovation laboratory in Shanghai to create a more innovative, faster and efficient operation in Asia."

New CEO: Cabot back on growth path
Rubber & Plastics News
April 18, 2016
"Opportunities are plentiful for advanced materials to address global trends such as better energy efficiency and overall sustainability."

Cabot shifts management
Chemical Week
April 12, 2016
"Cabot Corp. (Boston) has named Hobart Kalkstein senior v.p. and president/reinforcement materials, effective immediately."

Eye on excipients
Tablets & Capsules
April 2016
"This edition of the column – a follow-up to John McCarthy’s three-part series on using silica in pharmaceutical solid dosage forms – focuses on CAB-O-SIL M-5P fumed silica."

Cabot names new CEO
European Rubber Journal
March 15, 2016
"Patrick Prevost has stepped down as president and chief executive officer of Cabot Corp. after eight years, the company announced 14 March. The board of directors has appointed Sean Keohane to take over the positions and to be a member of the board of directors."

The need for purification is increasing
Chemie Magazine
February 2016
"The increasing concern for the environment, human health, and the growing population needing access to better water, food and beverages and medicines, drives the demand for purification."

Cesium/potassium Formate Fluids Are Clearly Faster Than OBM
Exploration & Production Magazine
January 4, 2016
"Compared to OBM, formate drilling fluids gave net ROP improvements of 74%, 38% and 68% for HP/HT platform wells, HP/HT subsea wells and non-HP/HT subsea wells, respectively."

Analysis: Black and greener
European Rubber Journal
November 23, 2015
"Building long-term collaborations with customers will be key to garnering new insights and ideas and commercialising new materials."

Carbon blacks get fit for the future
Compounding World
November 2015
George Haines, global segment manager at Cabot says: "We believe we now offer the broadest range of specialty carbon blacks that are certified to facilitate compliance with the new REACH requirements."

Commercializing graphene solutions for composites and batteries
Printed Electronics World
July 7, 2015
"Cabot has invested in the development of technologies for the production and use of graphenes by establishing a team that is focused on leveraging the company's experience in carbon materials to deliver graphene solutions that can break trade-offs for our customers and deliver unique performance."

Market changes, growth spur upgrades for Cabot
Rubber & Plastics News
April 21, 2015
"Cabot Corporation has been building and improving its rubber carbon black operations regularly for the last several years. The result is no matter what comes along it can react quickly to handle changes."

Take charge: new technologies for electrically conductive plastics
Compounding World
April 2015
"Cabot says that, in addition to using carbon black to deliver its CABELEC® conductive compounds and concentrates, its R&D team is also testing other additives, such as graphene, to improve both electrical and thermal conductivity."

2015 Plan sponsors of the year finalists – Cabot Corporation
March 2015
"This two-year process began with employee focus groups, which led the redesign committee to come up with three 'guiding principles' for Cabot’s retirement benefits: simplicity, both in terms of participant understanding and plan administration; competitive positioning and cost-effectiveness; and shared responsibility for retirement readiness between Cabot and its employees."

Dragline gets new lease on life
Coal Age
March 18, 2015
"Cabot Corp. and North American Coal Co. (NA Coal), in partnership with the mining division of industrial construction and fabrication firm CCC Group, has done just that with a 7.5-million-lb dragline."

Bromine comes to the rescue for mercury power plant emissions
Chemical & Engineering News
March 16, 2015
"Cabot promotes activated carbon that incorporates both lower amounts of and a more benign bromine chemistry."

Supply chain transformation
Supply Chain World
Spring 2015
"Our customers’ businesses depend on high-performance products and services. They need a reliable partner who can provide them with solutions that solve their unique challenges and deliver concrete results."

Cool things down with conductive compounds
Compounding World 
February 2015
"Dr. Angelos Kyrlidis, principal scientist at [Cabot], discussed initial findings during his presentation on thermally and electrically conductive additives at the Compounding World Forum 2014 in Philadelphia last December. He said that 'breakthrough' performance – not only in conductivities, but also mechanical properties – is possible with graphenes at loadings of under 1%."

Flexible composites = Innovative structures
Advanced Textiles Source 
January 2015
"One early market innovation was Birdair Inc.'s Tensotherm™, introduced in 2006 and increasingly in demand. The product—developed jointly by Birdair, Cabot Corp. and Geiger Engineering—sandwiches layers of translucent PTFE-glass fiber fabric with a core of Lumira™ aerogel by Cabot that is designed to transmit light while increasing insulation values."