Birla Carbon has established two new carbon black manufacturing sites in Naidupet, Andhra Pradesh, India, and Rayong, Thailand. According to the company, each of the new facilities will have an initial capacity of 120 kMT operational in 2025 with plans to expand to 240 kMT in the future. The new sites will be prioritized based on their locations, demand dynamics in the region, and specific customer needs.
“We are excited to augment our expansion plans in support of key customers in the fast-growing markets of India and Southeast Asia,” stated John Loudermilk, president and CEO, Birla Carbon. “These two new state-of-the-art factories will ensure a secure supply of our industry-leading products, quality, and service, allowing our customers to meet their growth ambitions.”