Cabot Corporation Increases Prices for Specialty Carbon Blacks in North America

April 2, 2019

BOSTON - April 2,2019 - Effective May 2, 2019, or as contracts allow, Cabot Corporation will increase prices for specialty carbon black products by up to 8 percent in North America.

This price increase is necessary to offset rising raw material costs and invest in technology to enhance supply reliability and comply with environmental regulations.

This increase will enable Cabot to support the investments required to continually deliver the broad range of high-quality products, technology innovations and services that customers value. As a leading supplier of carbon black products, Cabot is committed to the markets it serves and is investing in current assets and in further expansions, as well as in product innovation, to enable customers’ growth.

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 carbonsactivated carboninkjet colorantscesium formate drilling fluidsfumed silica, and aerogel. For more information on Cabot, please visit the company’s website at:

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Erin Caron
Corporate Communications
(617) 342-6257