The line started production on Nov. 23 and has begun commercial sales.
“This new line in Yeosu will produce premium grades of specialty carbon black for demanding customer applications such as automotive coatings, engineered plastics, printing inks and adhesives & sealants,” said Jack Clem, Orion’s CEO. “It is another step in Orion Engineered Carbons’ ongoing transition to higher value-added products for specialty and technically demanding rubber applications.”
The Yeosu plant has also just completed a major upgrade to a technical rubber carbon black production line. This line too is back in commercial production.
These projects are major components of the consolidation of the Bupyeong [Incheon] Plant into the Yeosu facility.