US Cabot to close carbon black joint venture plant in Malaysia

26 April 2013 16:25  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Cabot’s Malaysian joint venture will close its carbon black plant at Port Dickson, Malaysia, by the end of July, the US-based chemicals firm said on Friday.

Cabot said the plant, operated by Cabot Malaysia Sdn Bhd (CMSB), “is not well positioned to efficiently serve our customers in southeast Asia on a long-term basis”.

The plant had “manufacturing inefficiencies” and unfavourable raw materials costs, it added. The closure will affect about 90 workers.

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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