BOSTON – Effective June 30, 2017, or as contracts allow, Cabot Corporation will increase prices, up to 8 percent globally, for specialty carbon black products. This price increase is required to offset current business conditions, and rising raw material, transportation and operating costs associated with investments in sustainability, supply reliability and environmental compliance at its specialty carbons manufacturing facilities.
The increase is necessary to ensure Cabot remains a reliable, long-term supplier of high quality products and services, and to help ensure continued investment in its current assets as well as further expansions, product innovation and application development to support customers.
ABOUT CABOT CORPORATION
Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) is a global specialty chemicals and performance materials company, headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. The company is a leading provider of rubber and specialty carbons, activated carbon, inkjet colorants, cesium formate drilling fluids, fumed silica and aerogel. For more information on Cabot, please visit the company’s website at: http://www.cabotcorp.com.
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