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Cabot Corporation is a leading specialty chemicals and performance materials company.

Cabot delivers performance solutions that solve our customers’ challenges today and prepare them to meet tomorrow’s needs. Our portfolio of businesses with leading market positions serves key industries such as transportation, infrastructure, environment and consumer.

Cabot is a leading provider of rubber and specialty carbon blacks, activated carbon, inkjet colorants, cesium formate drilling fluids, fumed silica, aerogel, and elastomer composites. We operate 45 manufacturing facilities in 21 countries around the world with strong growth in emerging markets. As a technology and innovation leader, we partner with customers who are leaders in their industries and we advance our businesses together.


CBT (Common Stock)
ExchangeNYSE (US Dollar)
Price$52.34
Change (%) Stock is Down 0.18 (0.34%)
Volume304,783
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Cabot Business Segments

Our strategy is to extend our leadership in performance materials by investing for growth in our core businesses, driving application innovation with our customers, and generating strong cash flows through efficiency and optimization. We are organized into four business segments: Reinforcement Materials, Performance Chemicals, Purification Solutions and Specialty Fluids.

Reinforcement Materials

Cabot is the global leader in the manufacture of top quality rubber blacks for increasingly high performing and energy efficient tires and specialized rubber products. We bring years of experience and the industry’s best talent to meet our customers’ needs, delivering strong results year after year for the best brands worldwide. We also provide proprietary, game-changing elastomer composites technology for use in tire applications. This segment includes our rubber blacks and elastomer composites products.

Performance Chemicals

Cabot’s Performance Chemicals segment provides customized solutions that deliver performance in a broad range of customer applications across the automotive, construction and infrastructure, electronics, and consumer product sectors. Our global applications development network is ready to guide customers to the right product for their needs, whether it is specialty carbons, masterbatches, fumed silica, inkjet colorants, or aerogel. This segment includes our Specialty Carbons and Formulations and Metal Oxides businesses.

Purification Solutions

Cabot Norit Activated Carbon is the world’s largest and most experienced producer of activated carbon products and equipment systems, which are used to purify water, food ingredients, air emissions and more. Cabot produces over 150 different types of activated carbon, enabling us to offer the most precise fit and best performance for any application. This segment includes our activated carbon products.

Specialty Fluids

In our Specialty Fluids segment, you will find sustainable cesium formate oil and gas drilling fluids that provide optimum returns in challenging high-pressure, high-temperature fields. This segment also includes high-purity cesium chemicals that enable catalysis and are used as a strong base in the chemical production process.

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06/07/17Cabot Corporation Breaks Ground on New Fumed Silica Facility in China
Cabot to increase fumed silica production through investment to meet market demand in China WUHAI, China & BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 7, 2017-- Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) and joint venture partner Inner Mongolia Hengyecheng Silicone Co., Ltd (HYC) broke ground today on their new fumed silica manufacturing facility in Wuhai, China. The project, announced in September 2016, is scheduled to be completed in 2019, and will furt... 
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05/29/17Cabot Corporation Increases Prices for Specialty Carbons Globally
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 necess... 
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05/25/17Cabot Corporation Announces Plans to Build New Fumed Silica Plant in Carrollton, KY
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 25, 2017-- Cabot Corporation announced today that it has committed to build a new world-class fumed silica plant in Carrollton, Kentucky. The plant will be adjacent to the existing Dow Corning silicone monomer plant in Carrollton and is an extension of Cabot’s long-term relationship with Dow Corning. Cabot and Dow Corning have been partners for more than thirty years, with current neighboring operations in Midla... 
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05/12/17Cabot Corporation to Increase Prices in EMEA for Rubber Carbon Black Products
BOSTON – May 12, 2017 - Effective for all shipments  made on or after June 12, 2017, or as customer contracts allow, Cabot Corporation is increasing prices on  all carbon black products in its Reinforcement Materials segment sold in the  Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.As the carbon black industry continues to transform, Cabot  is experiencing significant cost pressures due to high utilization rates,  increased requirements to meet new regulations and sourci... 
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05/10/17Cabot Corporation Board Increases Dividend
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 10, 2017-- On Wednesday, May 10, 2017, the Board of Directors of Cabot Corporation (NYSE:CBT) announced a quarterly dividend on the Company’s common stock of $0.315 per share payable on June 9, 2017 to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 26, 2017. This represents a 5 percent increase from the previous dividend. “We are proud of our long history of returning cash to our shareholders through di... 
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