- The expansion ensures the availability of a range of cleaner products in India
- The additional capacity will be produced at Gummidipoondi, India
- Value benefits to customers include better processability, longer screen life, and lower scrap rate
Mumbai, India – August 04, 2021 – Birla Carbon, a leading global manufacturer, and supplier of carbon black, announced the large-scale availability of clean carbon black products in India by expanding its production capacity at the Gummidipoondi plant. The newly introduced production line will make available globally approved cleaner products in India.
The clean carbon black products built on Birla Cabon’s in-house developed technologies, now produced in India, will deliver high quality and consistent performance. Some of those products include; BC1031, BC1034, and other clean products from the portfolio for application in class A profiles, inner liners, dynamic application, and thin walled injection molded parts.
John Davidson, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Birla Carbon, says, “The Indian sub-continent has always been a market with opportunities. As a global carbon black leader, Birla Carbon has focussed on delivering products anywhere in the world through its robust distribution network. However, with growing customer demands in India, we wanted to bring these products closer and faster to our Indian customers.” He further added, “The opening of the new production line dedicated to cleaner carbon black products will support our endeavors in addressing customer demand and faster delivery. It further provides us with the opportunities to innovate and develop stronger partnerships. All this in line with our purpose to ‘Share the Strength.’”
The technology has been developed to give clean products with low residue for maximum screen life and surface appearance along with balanced pellet properties for ease of conveying, mixing, and curing.
The Birla Carbon products from the new production line will deliver many processing improvements for customers, including faster incorporation, long screen life, low viscosity, and easy extrusion. Final products will benefit from higher jetness and gloss as well as a smooth finish for a better surface appearance.
The added capacity is Birla Carbon’s latest investment to bring consistent, high-quality carbon black products to customers wherever and whenever they are needed.
About Birla Carbon
Birla Carbon is a leading global supplier of carbon black. 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. The company’s footprint extends across 12 countries with 16 manufacturing facilities and two state-of-the-art technology centers in Marietta (USA) and Taloja (India), providing industry-leading innovation. Its Sustainable Operational Excellence (SOE) strategy focuses on employee safety, environmental stewardship, efficient use of carbon sources, and operating in a socially and ethically responsible manner.
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