MARIETTA, GA/MUMBAI, India — Birla Carbon announced expansions in multiple regions to support customers in the growing carbon black market.

Initiatives, which include significant debottlenecking at Birla Carbon’s factories in Egypt and Italy before the end of the third quarter of 2018, restarting a production line in Thailand by the end of the fourth quarter of 2018, and installing new production lines in India with a start date of the fourth quarter of 2019, will enable the company to significantly raise its capacities. In total, Birla Carbon will be adding 150kMT per annum of new capacity on line over the next 18 months. The company is also prepared to expand at its newest plant in China by an additional 120kMT at the opportune time.

Santrupt Misra, Chief Executive Officer of Birla Carbon, commented, “Birla Carbon is committed to supporting our customers’ growing needs in all geographies. Implementation of these projects [is] underway after a series of development initiatives [was] identified to meet market requirements.” He also noted, “We have leveraged our latest technology to ensure the highest quality products and most reliable operations.”