The state-of-the-art manufacturing site adds approximately 8,000 metric tons of annual fumed silica capacity to Cabot’s global network.
With the opening of this facility, Cabot becomes one of the largest providers of fumed silica in the Chinese market.
The project is a joint venture with Inner Mongolia Hengyecheng Silicone Co., Ltd (HYC). Cabot owns an 80 percent equity interest in the world-class facility and brings advanced fumed silica production technology and a strong leadership position in the rapidly growing region.
HYC provides a long-term reliable source of feedstock and will operate in a closed loop fashion with Cabot, thereby maximizing byproduct streams and eliminating waste.
The full construction phase of the Wuhai facility was completed without a single recordable injury amongst employees and contractors.
As the urban population in China continues to expand, there will be increased demand in construction, automotive and infrastructure development, all of which are applications in which fumed silica is utilized due to its performance capabilities, durability and versatility.