History

  • 2013

    Hi-Tech Carbon demerged from Aditya Birla Nuvo Ltd. SKI Carbon Black (India) Pvt Ltd. Incorporated.

    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 Co. expands its China and Hungary facilities.

    2009

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

    2007

    Columbian Chemicals Co. starts operations at Bahia, a Greenfield facility.

    2007

    Columbian Chemicals Co. acquires Weifang facility in China.

    2007

    Columbian Chemicals Co. North Bend Cogeneration facility starts operations.

    2005

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

    2003

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

  • 1999

    Columbian Chemicals Co. acquires Korea facility from Korea Kumho Petrochemical Co.

    1998

    Columbian Chemicals Co. acquires Brazil facility, Cubatao, from Copebras.

    1998

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

    1995

    Columbian Chemicals Co. acquires 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 Public Co. Ltd., beginning its operations in Angthong, Thailand.

  • 1940

    Columbian Chemicals Co. is the first Carbon Black Company to use the Industrial Electron Microscope.

    1938

    Treated Carbon Black is understood and controlled.

    1930

    Columbian Chemicals Co. acquires L. Martin and Peerless.

    1927

    Columbian Chemicals Co. patents Dustless Carbon Black and is the first to produce Carbon Black Beads.

    1922

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

    1921

    Began Marketing under Columbian Chemicals Co. after consolidating several small Carbon Black manufacturers.

    1912

    Binney and Smith receives the first million pound order.

    1904

    Carbon Black reinforcement of rubber is discovered.

    1882

    Binney and Smith becomes amajor Carbon Black distributor.

    1848

    L. Martin begins production of lapblack.