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Cabot completes placement of all major air emission control equipment at Louisiana site

  6/30/2020 - Boston, MA - Cabot Corporation, the first carbon black producer to collaborate with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in connection with the EPA’s national enforcement initiative to control air emissions from carbon black manufacturing facilities, announced a significant milestone in its project in Franklin, LA. As of June 2020, all major emission control equipment has been received and placed into final position on site. The project has completed 90 percent of the estimated person hours required, and remains on track to finish ahead of the industry’s April 2021 EPA deadline. “We are proud of our continued leadership in cleaner air emissions across the world and the significant investment we are making in Louisiana, and even more so that we have been able to continue to progress despite the challenges caused by Hurricane Barry and COVID-19,” explained Bart Kalkstein, president, Reinforcement Materials segment, and president, Americas region. “Our deep experience deploying best-in-class pollution control technologies at sites all across our global network gives us a clear understanding of the technical, operational and patent landscape. We are leveraging this experience to assure successful implementation of proven technologies in Louisiana, unhindered by operational or intellectual property concerns.” At the Franklin plant, Cabot will reduce NOX emissions by 90 percent through the use of selective catalytic control and SO2 emissions by 95 percent using wet gas scrubbing. These robust and well-established technologies are in use today at several of Cabot’s sites across the world. Applying its best practices of these technologies, these systems will reduce the annual emissions of NOX and SO2 by nearly 900 and 6,500 tons per year, respectively, at its Franklin plant. The equipment placement milestone and other progress at the Franklin site build on Cabot’s earlier success with another emissions control project at its facility in Pampa, TX. That work was completed in 2017 and has reduced NOX emissions by 67 percent, eliminating nearly 1,500 tons of emissions over the last three years. “We remain committed to acting responsibly for the planet, and part of this includes doing our part to upgrade older facilities with investments in new technology,” noted Kalkstein. “We are proud of our ability to implement these controls while continuing to provide our customers with a consistent supply of carbon black, and we will continue to work diligently to project completion. Safety continues to be our number one priority on site with a particular focus on COVID-19 prevention controls to ensure the well-being of our employees and contractors. We want to thank our employees and contractors who have worked extremely well through a very challenging period to not only complete the project on schedule but to do so safely.”

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Conductive Silicone Rubber Market is estimated to reach $8.68 Billion by 2026 - click to expand

Safic-Alcan opens South African subsidiary - click to expand

Halcyon Agri receives $25 million sustainability-linked loan from Deustsche Bank for rubber plantations - click to expand

Arlanxeo goes virtual for its first global Technical Marathon - click to expand

Lianda launches new website in preparation for 25th anniversary - click to expand

Bridgestone donates emergency response trailer to Wilson County, Tennessee - click to expand

Monday, July 6, 2020

Cabot Corporation publishes 2019 Sustainability Report - click to expand

Cooper Standard’s Fortrex technology enables PolyOne launch of next-generation elastomer - click to expand

Cooper Tire adds winter drive tire RM258 for regional haulers - click to expand

Pirelli introduces tire with temperature adapting compound - click to expand

Bridgestone wins trademark dispute against Brazilian retread company New Tyre - click to expand

Friday, July 3, 2020

Book of the Day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers - click to expand

Trinseo announces 2030 sustainability goals - click to expand

Michelin hires eight youth apprentices for full-time positions at Starr, SC, facility - click to expand

Lanxess to hold virtual annual stockholders' meeting August 27 - click to expand

Dow launches MobilityScience platform - click to expand

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Global silicone coating market forecast with a CAGR of 7 percent - click to expand

Siempelkamp announces departure of CEO Christoph Michel - click to expand

Repligen to acquire Engineered Molding Technology - click to expand

Bosch Rexroth hosts free virtual Explore the Factory of the Future event - click to expand

Royal DSM appoints Zhou Tao as DSM China president - click to expand

PolyOne launches OnColor WC Choice for wire and cable applications - click to expand

Trinseo strengthens CASE team with two new hires - click to expand

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Global thermoplastic elastomer market forecast with a CAGR of 5.6 percent through 2025 - click to expand

Bridgestone teams with Microsoft on intelligent tire monitoring system - click to expand

Hankook Tire named GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors - click to expand

Nokian Tyres invites drivers to enter their favorite road trips - click to expand

Total Cray Valley introduces aliphatic resin - click to expand

Rubber Division and Endurica partner on rubber industry training opportunities - click to expand

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Stahl partners with CHAMPION project to replace conventional polymers - click to expand

Safic-Alcan extends distribution partnership with Momentive Quartz Technologies - click to expand

Cabot completes placement of all major air emission control equipment at Louisiana site - click to expand

Global OTR tire market anticipated to reach $26.4 billion by 2027 - click to expand

Bridgestone announces voluntary salary reduction for Japan-based corporate officers - click to expand

Kuraray America, Inc. launches nonprofit corporation to support its communities - click to expand

Market Reports

Global fluoroelastomer market forecast at $1.8 billion by 2025 - click to expand

Global automotive flooring markets forecast at $1.32 billion by 2027 - click to expand

Global OTR tire market forecast to reach $8.14 billion by 2026 - click to expand

Conductive Silicone Rubber Market is estimated to reach $8.68 Billion by 2026 - click to expand

Global silicone coating market forecast with a CAGR new 7 percent - click to expand

Global thermoplastic elastomer market forecast with a CAGR of 5.6 percent through 2025 - click to expand

Global OTR tire market anticipated to reach $26.4 billion by 2027 - click to expand

Global pressure sensitive adhesives market forecast to reach $12.8 billion by 2025 - click to expand

Outlook for the rubber economy in the face of Covid-19 - click to expand

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