Orion Completes Carbon Black Production Line

Orion Engineered Carbons S.A. has completed construction of a Carbon Black production line at its plant in Yeosu, South Korea to produce specialty products. “This new line in Yeosu will produce premium grades of Specialty Carbon Black for demanding customer applications such as automotive coatings, engineered plastics, printing inks, and adhesives & sealants,” said Jack Clem, Orion’s chief executive officer. “It is another step in Orion Engineered Carbons’ ongoing transition to higher value-added products for specialty and technically demanding rubber applications.”

The Yeosu plant has also completed an upgrade to a Technical Rubber Carbon Black production line. These projects are reportedly major components of the consolidation of the Bupyeong plant into the Yeosu facility. The transition is on track to be completed by July 2018.