Orion S.A. Has Opened its Second Chinese Factory for Carbon Black Production

Date: 21/11/2023
Categories: Corporate
A photo of the new facility of Orion for carbon black production in China

The new facility of Orion will strengthen the carbon black production capacity for the chemicals Asian market.

The specialty chemicals supplier Orion S.A. has completed the construction of its second carbon black plant in Huaibei (Anhui province, China) - thus meeting the growing demand of the Asian market. The new site will produce carbon black for several applications, including coatings and polymers.

“The Huaibei facility is a huge milestone for Orion. The state-of-the-art plant enables us to better support our Chinese customers with products that are made in China. Now we can reallocate production lines in the U.S. and Europe so that we can increase supply to customers in those markets,” has stated Corning Painter, CEO of Orion.

“Despite the constant disruption during the worst periods of the pandemic, our employees, contractors and leadership team kept the project on track- As always, we put the safety, health and the welfare of our people first, providing nutritious meals, warm beds, testing and medical care. But still, it was the heroic dedication of our team that delivered this project under extremely trying circumstances,” has concluded Painter.