Cabot Corporation to Increase Prices Globally for Carbon Black Products Sold by its Specialty Carbons Business

October 26, 2021

Concurrently Implementing Additional Surcharge in Europe

BOSTON – Oct. 26, 2021 – Effective for all shipments on or after December 1, 2021, or as contracts allow, Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) will increase prices globally for carbon black products sold by its specialty carbons business. This price increase is necessitated by the significant rise in prime raw material costs across regions.

In addition, effective for all shipments on or after November 1, 2021, or as contracts allow, Cabot will apply a surcharge on specialty carbon black products produced in Europe. This surcharge is necessary to address the unprecedented and rapid increase in natural gas costs.

These price adjustments will help ensure that Cabot remains a reliable, long-term supplier of high-quality products and services. Furthermore, it will enable continued investment in the development of new products and applications to support customers.


Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) is a global specialty chemicals and performance materials company headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. The company is a leading provider of carbon blackspecialty carbonsactivated carbonelastomer compositesinkjet colorantsmasterbatches and conductive compoundsfumed silica and aerogel. For more information on Cabot, please visit the company’s website at

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