US Cabot sets up new plastics applications lab in Shanghai

13 March 2013 14:21  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Cabot has set up a new plastics applications development laboratory in Shanghai, the US specialty chemicals and performance materials company said on Wednesday.

The new Shanghai laboratory will enable Cabot to better meet the requirements of its China and Asia-based customers across a range of applications, including agricultural film and irrigation pipe, gas and water pressure pipe, wire and cable jacketing, extrusion, moulding and compounding, as well as conductive products for electrostatic discharge protection, it said.

The lab would network with Cabot's existing applications laboratories in Europe and the US to ensure that the latest technologies and products for specialty carbon black and specialty black masterbatch and compounds are implemented in China and the Asia-Pacific region, it added.

Financial details were not disclosed.

Boston-based Cabot is described one of the world’s largest specialty black masterbatch and compound producers.

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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