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The greening of carbon black
Compounding World
November 2016
"We work to enable customers to meet their sustainability or regulatory targets such as REACH and food contact legislation," said George Haines, senior marketing manager. "For instance, we continue to expand our range of certified carbon blacks that help them comply with the new REACH regulation requirement around skin contact."

Cabot plans more capacity for specialty black colors
Plastics News
November 4, 2016
"I think of it more of an expansion of capability than an expansion of volume. Our business is heavily focused on polyolefins, and we really need to increase our capabilities in engineering thermoplastics," said Adrian Baker. "At the moment, we’ve got some capability but limited capacity, and we really want to grow it."

Cabot forms joint venture for fumed silica in China
Rubber & Plastics News
November 3, 2016
"This is part of our core strategy to basically extend our leadership positions in the businesses of performance materials," said Nick Cross, executive vice president and president of the firm's Performance Chemicals Segment.

Cleco breaks ground for clean energy plant
The St. Mary and Franklin Banner Tribune
October 10, 2016
"Cleco, a utility company based in Pineville, is in the process of developing what they call a ‘clean energy plant’ in partnership with the Cabot Corporation."

Borrowing from pastry chefs, engineers create nanolayered composites    
MIT News
July 21, 2016
"This paper describes a rather unique and creative way to make composites using large area graphene films,” says Angelos Kyrlidis, research and development manager for graphenes at Cabot Corporation. “This work assembles the composites from chemical vapor deposition graphene, where a very high aspect ratio can be obtained, while still maintaining many of the features and properties of the single layer graphene."

Cabot plans to add tech center in Shanghai 
Rubber & Plastics News
July 20, 2016
"Cabot Corp. will add a new application innovation laboratory in Shanghai to create a more innovative, faster and efficient operation in Asia."

New CEO: Cabot back on growth path
Rubber & Plastics News
April 18, 2016
"Opportunities are plentiful for advanced materials to address global trends such as better energy efficiency and overall sustainability."

Cabot shifts management
Chemical Week
April 12, 2016
"Cabot Corp. (Boston) has named Hobart Kalkstein senior v.p. and president/reinforcement materials, effective immediately."

Eye on excipients
Tablets & Capsules
April 2016
"This edition of the column – a follow-up to John McCarthy’s three-part series on using silica in pharmaceutical solid dosage forms – focuses on CAB-O-SIL M-5P fumed silica."

Cabot names new CEO
European Rubber Journal
March 15, 2016
"Patrick Prevost has stepped down as president and chief executive officer of Cabot Corp. after eight years, the company announced 14 March. The board of directors has appointed Sean Keohane to take over the positions and to be a member of the board of directors."

The need for purification is increasing
Chemie Magazine
February 2016
"The increasing concern for the environment, human health, and the growing population needing access to better water, food and beverages and medicines, drives the demand for purification."

Cesium/potassium Formate Fluids Are Clearly Faster Than OBM
Exploration & Production Magazine
January 4, 2016
"Compared to OBM, formate drilling fluids gave net ROP improvements of 74%, 38% and 68% for HP/HT platform wells, HP/HT subsea wells and non-HP/HT subsea wells, respectively."

Analysis: Black and greener
European Rubber Journal
November 23, 2015
"Building long-term collaborations with customers will be key to garnering new insights and ideas and commercialising new materials."

Carbon blacks get fit for the future
Compounding World
November 2015
George Haines, global segment manager at Cabot says: "We believe we now offer the broadest range of specialty carbon blacks that are certified to facilitate compliance with the new REACH requirements."

Commercializing graphene solutions for composites and batteries
Printed Electronics World
July 7, 2015
"Cabot has invested in the development of technologies for the production and use of graphenes by establishing a team that is focused on leveraging the company's experience in carbon materials to deliver graphene solutions that can break trade-offs for our customers and deliver unique performance."

Market changes, growth spur upgrades for Cabot
Rubber & Plastics News
April 21, 2015
"Cabot Corporation has been building and improving its rubber carbon black operations regularly for the last several years. The result is no matter what comes along it can react quickly to handle changes."

Take charge: new technologies for electrically conductive plastics
Compounding World
April 2015
"Cabot says that, in addition to using carbon black to deliver its CABELEC® conductive compounds and concentrates, its R&D team is also testing other additives, such as graphene, to improve both electrical and thermal conductivity."

2015 Plan sponsors of the year finalists – Cabot Corporation
March 2015
"This two-year process began with employee focus groups, which led the redesign committee to come up with three 'guiding principles' for Cabot’s retirement benefits: simplicity, both in terms of participant understanding and plan administration; competitive positioning and cost-effectiveness; and shared responsibility for retirement readiness between Cabot and its employees."

Dragline gets new lease on life
Coal Age
March 18, 2015
"Cabot Corp. and North American Coal Co. (NA Coal), in partnership with the mining division of industrial construction and fabrication firm CCC Group, has done just that with a 7.5-million-lb dragline."

Bromine comes to the rescue for mercury power plant emissions
Chemical & Engineering News
March 16, 2015
"Cabot promotes activated carbon that incorporates both lower amounts of and a more benign bromine chemistry."

Supply chain transformation
Supply Chain World
Spring 2015
"Our customers’ businesses depend on high-performance products and services. They need a reliable partner who can provide them with solutions that solve their unique challenges and deliver concrete results."

Cool things down with conductive compounds
Compounding World 
February 2015
"Dr. Angelos Kyrlidis, principal scientist at [Cabot], discussed initial findings during his presentation on thermally and electrically conductive additives at the Compounding World Forum 2014 in Philadelphia last December. He said that 'breakthrough' performance – not only in conductivities, but also mechanical properties – is possible with graphenes at loadings of under 1%."

Flexible composites = Innovative structures
Advanced Textiles Source 
January 2015
"One early market innovation was Birdair Inc.'s Tensotherm™, introduced in 2006 and increasingly in demand. The product—developed jointly by Birdair, Cabot Corp. and Geiger Engineering—sandwiches layers of translucent PTFE-glass fiber fabric with a core of Lumira™ aerogel by Cabot that is designed to transmit light while increasing insulation values."