Degussa Increase Carbon Black Production
Degussa has begun plans for a fourth production line at its carbon black plant in Qingdao, even though its third line is still under construction. The German company will significantly increase its manufacturing capacity in China with the new investment.
“After completion of our current expansion projects we will be able to produce more than 100,000 metric tons of carbon black,” said Robert Wissner, head of Degussa’s Fillers & Pigments Business Unit.
The plant is located in the Shandong province, and is managed by Qingdao Degussa Chemical Company a joint venture of Degussa AG, Jiaozhou Municipality Fiscal Center and Deutsche Investitions und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH.
“Demand is booming for high quality grades of carbon black. At QDCC we produce these products for our customers in the rubber and tyre industries which they need to meet the international quality standards their customers expect,” commented Mr Wissner.