Cabot Carbon Limited’s parent company is Cabot Corporation, headquartered in Boston, USA, and the group is a global speciality chemical and performance materials company. Cabot's major products are carbon black, fumed silica, inkjet colorants, aerogel, capacitor materials, and cesium formate drilling fluids.
The project at Barry will expand Fumed Silica production capacity by 25 per cent and will be completed in 2012. The expansion is part of a three year plan to expand Cabot’s global fumed metal oxide capacity by 35 per cent to 40 per cent and is an extension of Cabot’s long-term partnership with Dow Corning. Fumed silica is an ultra-fine, high-purity particle used as a reinforcing, thickening, abrasive, thixotropic, suspending, or anti-caking agent. The material is highly versatile and used in a wide-range of end-market applications for the automotive, construction, microelectronics and consumer products industries. Fumed silica helps improve the performance of adhesives, sealants, cosmetics, inks, toners, silicone rubber, coatings, polishing slurries, and pharmaceuticals.
Cabot’s Facility General Manager, Richard Anderton, said: “The Barry manufacturing site is one of Cabot’s largest in Europe and this project is a major boost for the company and the local community. When choosing a supplier to deliver this important project, we looked for a partner who shared Cabot’s values. In PROjEN we have a company that shares a passion to deliver quality, in a straightforward and open way and with safety foremost.”
PROjEN’s Managing Director, Martin Seabrook, commented: “PROjEN is pleased to be involved in yet another project at Cabot. Working with clients who share our business culture is a key business driver for us. Cabot’s willingness to endorse a true teamwork approach has promoted the innovation and ownership that is needed to deliver this project.”
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PROjEN is an owner-managed business which was formed in 1978 and has more than 100 employees. PROjEN offers full design, project management, planning, cost control, procurement, construction management and commissioning services to a wide range of clients including GlaxoSmithKline, AkzoNobel, Cabot, McCains, Smith & Nephew and Shanks and Sanofi. Markets served include the food, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, chemical and waste sectors and the role that PROjEN plays varies from acting as client engineer through to the execution of large EPCM (Engineer, Procure and Construction Management) contracts.
PROjEN is accredited to both ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 and maintains an excellent Health and Safety record. PROjEN has a sound reputation for delivering projects on time and to budget and adding value by challenging clients and bringing in ideas from other industries.
In 2011 PROjEN launched its Bioenergy division which specialises in the planning, permitting, design and construction of facilities for the production of biogas by anaerobic digestion, biomass, bioethanol and biodiesel.
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