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Cabot and Dow break ground on fumed silica plant


Cabot Corp. and DowDuPont Co. celebrated the groundbreaking of Cabot's fumed silica plant, which is located adjacent to Dow's Carrollton site.

Announced in May 2017, the new manufacturing facility is scheduled to be operational by 2020 and will extend Cabot's long-term relationship with Dow, according to a Dow release. The plant will incorporate Cabot's latest technology advances into the plant design and operations. Additionally, the collocation enables a fence-line relationship with Dow, creating a closed-loop system that reduces transport risk, increases manufacturing efficiencies and reduces waste.

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