We solve problems for our customers. For more than a century, we have advanced their businesses by delivering reliable and high-quality performance materials that enhance the properties of their end products.
Today, we continue to work on creating tomorrow’s opportunities. We are constantly developing new solutions and leveraging the understanding of our existing products to better serve the expanding functional needs of our customers. Our strategy is to extend our leadership in performance materials by investing for growth in our core businesses, driving application innovation with our customers, and generating strong cash flows through efficiency and optimization. Key to this strategy is an increased focus on application innovation. Our technology leadership is at the cornerstone of our ability to deliver innovative solutions to customers, while enabling us to execute our growth agenda and generate exceptional cash flow for our shareholders.
We recognize that we cannot innovate on our own – we collaborate with our customers to better understand their challenges. @cabotlabs is where we spotlight our technical strengths, competencies and successes. By sharing our latest discoveries and collaborations, we help customers anticipate the next breakthrough in their markets and industries.
We invite you to engage with us as we continue to pioneer new products, technologies and processes – driving even greater innovation. Our global team is ready and able to tackle tomorrow’s challenges with you.
A Passion for Continuous Improvement
Cost effective water delivery
A recent study determined that Brazil’s water pipelines and tanks lose more than 600 billion liters of water annually — or more than 40% of all treated water in the country.
The study determined that the water was being lost as it was pumped from processing plants to consumers’ tanks, due to pipe and tank degradation over time. Our South American customer Braskem worked very closely with us to create a solution to address this issue. We combined Braskem High Density Polyethylene resin with PLASBLAK® LL6050 masterbatch to help create new, high-performing polyethylene (PE) pressure pipes. The new PE pipes significantly reduce leaks because there are fewer joints and connections. They also last up to 50 years or longer — in part because PLASBLAK LL6050 masterbatch contains one of our high performing p-type carbon blacks, which provides exceptional ultraviolet protection and low moisture absorption for the polymer to prevent premature degradation.
In addition, p-type carbon blacks are both physically clean (low grit) and chemically clean (low sulfur), ensuring the final pipe is smooth and does not affect the taste of the water. The result is that our PLASBLAK LL6050 masterbatch enables Braskem to deliver a high-quality pressure pipe compound — which means long-lasting pipes, less losses and cleaner water for the Brazilian population.
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