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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$55.80
Change (%) Stock is Up 0.49 (0.89%)
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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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09/14/17Cabot Corporation Opens Asia Technology Center in Shanghai
New Research and Development Center Accelerates Application Innovation Capabilities in Asia Pacific SHANGHAI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 14, 2017-- Today, Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) announced the opening of its new Asia Technology Center in Shanghai, China. The investment will enhance Cabot’s application development capabilities and will provide a state-of-the-art collaboration platform to deliver innovative solutions to customers ... 
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09/11/17Cabot Corporation Elects New Member to the Board of Directors
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 11, 2017-- Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) announced today that Michael M. Morrow has been elected to Cabot’s Board of Directors, effective September 8, 2017. He was also appointed a member of the Audit Committee and the Safety, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee of the Board of Directors. Mr. Morrow recently retired from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) after a nearly 40-year career during which he s... 
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09/01/17Cabot Corporation Increases Prices for Specialty Compounds Globally
BOSTON – Effective October 1, 2017, or as contracts allow, Cabot Corporation will increase prices, up to 5 percent globally, for its PLASBLAK® masterbatches as well as its CABELEC® conductive compounds and concentrates. This price increase is required to offset rising raw material, transportation, and operating costs, as well as costs associated with investments in new capacity, supply reliability and regulatory compliance at its specialty compounds manufacturing facilities. The increa... 
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08/24/17Cabot Corporation Increases Prices for Fumed Metal Oxides Globally
BOSTON – Effective September 25, 2017, or as contracts permit, Cabot Corporation will increase prices 6 percent globally for CAB-O-SIL® fumed and colloidal silicas, CAB-O-SPERSE® aqueous dispersions and SpectrAl® fumed alumina products. The price increase has become necessary due to escalating raw material and operating costs, including environmental compliance, packaging and transportation. The price adjustments will enable Cabot to support investments related to supply reliabil... 
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08/01/17Cabot Corp Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2017 Results
Diluted EPS of $0.71 and Adjusted EPS of $0.81 BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 1, 2017-- Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) today announced results for its third quarter of fiscal year 2017. Key Highlights Reinforcement Materials EBIT up 46% year over year, supported by favorable pricing and product mix Announced investment in new Fumed Silica plant in Carrollton, KY Strong... 
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