Posted on June 19th, 2012

PROjEN secures major project at Cabot Carbon Limited

PROjEN, a specialist engineering project management company, based in Preston Brook, Cheshire is pleased to announce their selection as delivery partner for Cabot Carbon Limited’s Fumed Silica Expansion project at Barry, South Wales. PROjEN have had a long working relationship with Cabot that stretches over 5 years and a number of sites including the Cabot Italiana plant in Ravenna, Italy.

Cabot Carbon Limited’s parent company is Cabot Corporation, headquartered in Boston, USA, and the group is a global speciality chemical and performance materials company. Cabot’s major products are carbon black, fumed silica, inkjet colorants, aerogel, capacitor materials, and cesium formate drilling fluids.

The project at Barry will expand Fumed Silica production capacity by 25% and will be completed in 2012. The expansion is part of a three year plan to expand Cabot’s global fumed metal oxide capacity by 35 to 40% and is an extension of Cabot’s long-term partnership with Dow Corning. Fumed silica is an ultra-fine, high-purity particle used as a reinforcing, thickening, abrasive, thixotropic, suspending, or anti-caking agent. The material is highly versatile and used in a wide-range of end-market applications for the automotive, construction, microelectronics and consumer products industries. Fumed silica helps improve the performance of adhesives, sealants, cosmetics, inks, toners, silicone rubber, coatings, polishing slurries, and pharmaceuticals.

Cabot’s Facility General Manager Richard Anderton said “The Barry manufacturing site is one of Cabot’s largest in Europe and this project is a major boost for the Company and the local community. When choosing a supplier to deliver this important project we looked for a partner who shared Cabot’s values. In PROjEN we have a company that shares a passion to deliver quality, in a straightforward and open way and with safety foremost.”

PROjEN’s Managing Director, Martin Seabrook comments: “PROjEN is pleased to be involved in yet another project at Cabot. Working with clients who share our business culture is a key business driver for us. Cabot’s willingness to endorse a true teamwork approach has promoted the innovation and ownership that is needed to deliver this project.”

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