Cancarb expands carbon black production capacity

19th December 2018

Cancarb Ltd, announced they will be proceeding immediately with an expansion of its thermal carbon black production capacity.

Engineering and construction of a sixth thermal carbon black unit at its facility in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada will be targeted for completion by summer 2020. Mr. Takashi Masaki, General Manager of the Carbon Black Division of Tokai Carbon Co. Ltd. stated:

“We are pleased to make this additional investment in Cancarb’s thermal carbon black capacity so as to serve the growing needs of Cancarb’s customers. This investment reaffirms our commitment to this special grade of carbon black and to the many specialty markets and applications that Cancarb serves.”

Cancarb currently has five thermal carbon black units with a total capacity of 45,000 metric tonnes. The sixth unit will add 9,000 metric tonnes of capacity and will produce Cancarb’s signature grades of Thermax® medium thermal carbon black. They are global leaders in the production and marketing of thermal carbon black with customers in over 40 countries.

Melrob’s carbon black portfolio offers both furnace and thermal black types that cover all of the standard ASTM grades along with speciality grades for conductive applications as well as Ultra-Pure grades for demanding metallurgical requirements.

For further information about Cancarb and Melrob’s carbon black portfolio please contact: mark.prout@melrob.com

Mark Prout
Business Manager
Rubber, Melrob Ltd