Orion starts up new carbon black line in Korea
Orion Engineered Carbons has completed construction of a new carbon black production line at its plant in Yeosu, South Korea.
The line will produce speciality carbon black products, e. g., for automotive coatings, engineered plastics, printing inks, and adhesives and sealants. The Yeosu plant has also just completed an upgrade to a technical rubber carbon black production line. According to Orion, these projects are components of the consolidation of the Bupyeong (Incheon) plant into the Yeosu facility. The transition is on track to be completed by July 2018, said the company. Orion has approximately 1,457 employees worldwide and operates 14 production sites and four Applied Technology Centers.