Birla Carbon to Build New Carbon Black Plants in India and Thailand

24.01.2024 - Leading Indian carbon black player Birla Carbon announced to establish two new carbon black manufacturing sites in Naidupet, Andhra Pradesh, India, and Rayong, Thailand.

According to Birla Carbon, each of the new plants will be in operation in 2025 with an initial capacity of 120 kMT and are set to be expanded to 240 kMT in the future.

Previously announced brownfield expansion plans in Hungary, as well as, the post treatment facility expanding Specialty capacity at Patalganga, India, are progressing on plan, the company stated.

“We are excited to augment our expansion plans in support of key customers in the fast-growing markets of India and Southeast Asia,” said John Loudermilk, president and CEO of Birla Carbon. “These two new state-of-the-art factories will ensure a secure supply of our industry-leading products, quality, and service, allowing our customers to meet their growth ambitions,” Loudermilk added.

Birla Carbon said it will focus on the completion of its expansion initiatives while it continues to evaluate additional capacity requirements in various geographies.