Orion Engineered Carbons to Expand Production Capacity for Gas Blacks


Orion Engineered Carbons S.A. has announced that it will expand its production capacity for Gas Blacks at its Cologne (Kalscheuren) plant in Germany. According to the company, Orion is responding to the continuously growing global market for waterborne and solventborne coatings by debottlenecking our gas black production.

“The expansion of capacity in Cologne is one more step in the rapid realignment of Orion’s portfolio toward higher value-added Carbon Blacks for specialty and technical rubber applications,” said Corning Painter, Orion’s chief executive officer.

Dr. Sandra Niewiem, vice president, Business Line Specialty Carbon Black, added: “Products from Cologne are shipped globally to customers in various high-end coatings and printing applications, including high jet automotive OEM and refinish, antistatic coatings as well as packaging and UV curing inks. This initiative reflects the high confidence of our customers in Orion’s products and technical support capabilities.”