Birla Carbon Announces New Greenfield Expansions in Asia

  • Birla Carbon will expand carbon black capacity by more than 240 kMT in support of market and key customer growth
  • The expanded footprint is aligned with customer expectations to provide sustainable, secure, and innovative solutions globally
  • Expansion to take place at new locations in India and Thailand

Mumbai, India / Marietta, USA – January 22, 2024 – Birla Carbon, the leader in sustainable carbon solutions, announced the establishment of two new carbon black manufacturing sites in Naidupet, Andhra Pradesh, India, and Rayong, Thailand.

“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 Chief Executive Officer, 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.”

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.  These two new greenfield sites will be prioritized based on their locations, demand dynamics in the region, and specific customer needs. Previously announced brownfield expansion plans in Hungary, as well as, the post treatment facility expanding Specialty capacity at Patalganga, India, are progressing on plan.

Birla Carbon will focus on the completion of its expansion initiatives while it continues to evaluate additional capacity requirements in various geographies, in line with its Purpose, to ‘Share the Strength,’ driven by customer needs, industry trends, and our ambition to be the clear sustainability leader in the industry.

About Birla Carbon

Birla Carbon is one of the leading global suppliers of carbon-based solutions. As one of the flagship businesses of the leading Indian multinational conglomerate, the Aditya Birla Group, Birla Carbon provides innovative, sustainable carbon black solutions that enhance the performance of paints and coatings, inks and toners, plastics, adhesives, sealants, textile fibers, mechanical rubber goods, and tires, Energy Systems, Carbon Nanotubes, and Sustainable Carbonaceous Material. The company operates in 13 countries, boasting 17 manufacturing facilities and three cutting-edge technology centers in Marietta (USA) and Taloja (India), showcasing forefront innovation in the industry. Birla Carbon’s Sustainability Strategy – Share the Future report focuses on employee safety, environmental stewardship, efficient use of carbon sources, and operating in a socially and ethically responsible manner.