John Loudermilk to Present Keynote Address at Carbon Black World 2018

Marietta/Mumbai, September 20, 2018

Birla Carbon, one of the world’s largest carbon black producers, will participate at the Carbon Black World 2018 that will be held at Dusseldorf, Germany, from September 24-26, 2018. John Loudermilk, Chief Operating Officer, Birla Carbon, will present the keynote address at the conference.

The keynote address by Mr Loudermilk will include his observations on the current geopolitical, socio-economic and environmental situation and opportunities and threats it poses for the industry.

Speaking about the participation, Mr Loudermilk said, “Conferences like the Carbon Black World, held on a global level, are beneficial for all participants of the carbon black industry. At Birla Carbon, we get an opportunity to share, learn and, ultimately, create and execute more life-changing ideas that will help the industry grow in an ever evolving market.” He further adds, “Birla Carbon is obliged to be able to elevate the narrative around the evolving scenarios in the carbon black industry. We see this as an opportunity to be able to highlight the impact and the contribution of our trade leaders through CSR and sustainability towards existing environmental issues.”

The Carbon Black World 2018 conference is organized with the purpose of bringing together the entire carbon black supply chain including feedstock producers, carbon black manufacturers, equipment solution providers, along with the tire and pigment end-users from around the globe to discuss and highlight various ideas, giving complete attention on the carbon black industry.

The Carbon Black World 2018 forges a topical platform for an in-depth discussion surrounding the industry through its speaker sessions and workshops across the carbon black value chain. It provides an opportunity to engage with over 250 attendees across the carbon black value chain.

About Birla Carbon

Birla Carbon is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of high quality carbon black and a flagship business of the US$ 44.3 billion Aditya Birla Group. The Company’s footprint extends across 12 countries with 16 manufacturing facilities. Birla Carbon provides a complete portfolio of products across ASTM grades and specialty blacks to meet the specific end requirements across Tires, Rubber, Plastics, Coatings, Inks and other industries.

Birla Carbon has two state-of-the-art technology centers at Marietta (USA) and Taloja (India), besides well-equipped laboratories across its manufacturing units providing for continuous R&D. As an ardent practitioner of sustainable development, Birla Carbon’s Sustainable Operational Excellence (SOE) strategy focuses on employee safety, environmental stewardship, efficient use of carbon sources and a key focus on conducting operations in a socially and ethically responsible manner.

Birla Carbon’s Purpose – ‘Share the Strength’ is about balanced and shared leadership, working at the product level to innovate cutting edge solutions, through collaboration with its people, customers and communities and backed by knowledge built over a century.

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