History

  • 2011

    Aditya Birla Group acquires Columbian Chemicals Co. and becomes the largest Carbon Black Company globally under the Corporate brand Birla Carbon.

  • 2010

    Hi-Tech Carbon, Patalganga starts operations in India.

    2009

    Columbian Chemicals expands China & Hungary Facility.

    2009

    One Equity Partner acquired DC Chemicals ownership portion of Columbian Chemicals Co.

    2007

    Columbian Chemicals Co. started operations at Bahia, a green field plant

    2007

    Columbian Chemicals Co. acquired Weifang facility in China

    2007

    Columbian Chemicals Co. North Bend Cogeneration facility started operations.

    2005

    Columbian Chemicals Co. was acquired from Phelps Dodge by DC Chemicals / One Equity partners.

    2003

    Liaoning Birla Carbon Co. , a subsidiary of Thai Carbon Black , starts operations in China.

  • 1999

    Columbian Chemicals acquires Korea Facility from Korea Kumho petrochemical co.

    1998

    Columbian Chemicals acquired Brazil Facility, Cubatao from Copebras.

    1998

    Hi -Tech Carbon , Gummidipoondi, starts operations in India.

    1995

    Columbian Chemicals acquired Spain facility from Repsol

    1994

    Aditya Birla Group starts operations in Egypt with Alexandria Carbon Black Co. SAE

    1993

    Columbian Chemicals Co. builds and commences Hungary facility / operations.

  • 1988

    Birla Carbon starts operations in India through Hi -Tech carbon, Renukoot.

    1986

    Phelps Dodge acquires Columbian Chemicals Co.

    1984

    Von Hoffman purchases Columbian Chemicals Co.

    1983

    Consolidated Mining acquires Columbian Chemicals Co from Occidental.

    1980

    Aditya Birla Group enters Carbon Black Business with Thai Carbon Black beginning its operations in Angthong Thailand.

  • 1940

    Columbian Chemicals Co. first carbon black co to use industrial Electron Microscope.

    1938

    Treated Carbon Black was understood & controlled.

    1930

    Columbian Chemicals Co. acquires L. Martin & Peerless.

    1927

    Columbian Chemicals Co.patents Dustless Carbon Black and is first to produce carbon black beads.

    1922

    Columbian Chemicals Co. first to introduce and patents Gas Furnace Process (Swartz, LA).

    1921

    Began marketing under Columbian Chemicals Co. after consolidating several small carbon black manufacturers.

    1912

    Binney & Smith receives first million pound order.

    1904

    Carbon black reinforcement of rubber discovered.

    1882

    Binney & Smith becomes major Carbon Black distributor.

    1848

    L. Martin begins production of lampblack.