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Cabot Corporation achieves ISCC Plus recognition for sustainable solutions
Tire Technology International
September 19, 2023
"The launch of our EVOLVE Sustainable Solutions technology platform is a testament to our commitment to collaborate with our suppliers to deliver innovative, sustainable solutions that incorporate decarbonization and circular economy strategies."

Cabot joins US energy efficiency program
Batteries International
August 16, 2023
"The battery materials company is joining the DOE’s voluntary ‘Better Plants’ program to boost its own plans to achieve net zero emissions by 2050."

Why Cabot is keen to lead the sustainability charge in the chemicals and materials sector
Tire Technology International 
July 2023
"Understanding the tire lifecycle will be key to finding ways to advance performance while addressing environmental concerns - and engineered materials such as reinforcing carbons have an important role to play in that," said Sean Keohane, president and CEO.

High-Performance and Special Effect Pigments
Coatings World 
June 12, 2023
"As the economy started to open post-pandemic, customer demand returned for goods across several automotive and industrial applications that contain high-performance pigments," said Zaheed Islam, global market segment manager for coatings.

Cabot launches ENTERA aerogel particles for lithium-ion battery thermal barriers
Charged Electric Vehicles
May 17, 2023
"The expansion of our aerogel capabilities for use in thermal barriers for batteries supports the growth of the battery market," stated Jeff Zhu, executive vice president and president, Performance Chemicals segment and Asia Pacific region.

Driving Mining into the Future
Engineering & Mining Journal
May 2023
"Our E2C products help increase the durability and load carrying ability of mining tires while improving their rolling resistance," said David Reynolds, vice president and general manager of Cabot Engineered Elastomer Composites.

Cabot meeting new mobility moment with major sustainability push
Rubber News 
May 3, 2023
Sean Keohane, president and CEO shares how we are supporting the transition of the mobility industry with the launch of EVOLVE Sustainable Solutions and our robust Battery Materials portfolio. 

Cabot CEO: Sustainability is an imperative, the 'right thing to do'
Rubber News 
May 2, 2023
Sean Keohane, president and CEO discusses the role we play in enabling a more sustainable future, the progress we have made toward achieving our goals, and where we are headed as we continue to drive our sustainability agenda forward.  

LinkedIn Live: Aatif Misbah with Martin von Wolfersdorff
LinkedIn Live
April 20, 2023
Aatif Misbah, vice president and general manager, Sustainable Solutions, discusses EVOLVE™ Sustainable Solutions with recovered carbon black industry expert, Martin von Wolfersdorff.

Cabot's sustainable strides earn EcoVadis platinum
Rubber News
March 30, 2023
For the third consecutive year, we received from EcoVadis a platinum rating for our sustainability performance. It's the highest designation awarded by EcoVadis.

Tire Technology Expo Day 2: Cabot launches EVOLVE Sustainable Solutions
Tire Technology International 
March 22, 2023
"Evolve Sustainable Solutions is Cabot’s technology platform for bringing sustainable reinforcing carbons with reliable performance at industrial scale," explains Aatif Misbah, vice president and general manager of Sustainable Solutions and Reinforcement Materials. 

Cabot explores impact of E2C products, adds to portfolio
Rubber News
March 13, 2023
We conducted a comprehensive life cycle assessment, exploring the potential environmental impact of our E2C solutions across the long-haul trucking value chain.

Cabot boosting production in lithium battery chain for EV market
March 7, 2023
"Boston-based Cabot operates a business segment focused on performance chemicals, including those used in lithium-ion batteries and many other products."

Cabot Corporation to open new battery application technology center in Europe
Green Car Congress
March 7, 2023
The new EMEA Technology Center will enable us to enhance our battery materials development capabilities and continue to strengthen our technology engagements with other participants in the battery industry through enhanced collaboration and innovation with battery manufacturers, electric vehicle (EV) customers and partners in Europe.

Cabot to invest in US conductive carbon additives capacity for EV battery applications
Charged Electric Vehicles
February 6, 2023
"We are bringing together a powerful combination of conductive carbon and CNT technology to provide optimal performance and formulation flexibility for our customers," said Sean Keohane, president and chief executive officer of Cabot Corporation.

Cabot recently launched black masterbatches formulated in resins from post-industrial and post-consumer sources
Compounding World
February 2023
"Biodegradable, bio-compostable, reclaimed and recycled raw materials are all areas of interest in the plastics market," says Bernadette Corujo, Specialty Compounds marketing manager, Americas region.

Cabot to invest in component for manufacturing lithium-ion batteries
pv magazine
January 26, 2023
"We are at a pivotal moment as the vehicle fleet transitions from internal combustion engines to electric vehicles. Conductive additives are essential materials to make EV batteries work and expanding battery capacity and building a domestic materials supply chain are critical for the growth of EVs to be realized," said Sean Keohane, president and chief executive officer of Cabot Corporation.

Cabot expands E2C offerings for durability, sustainability
Rubber News
December 8, 2022
"Our Engineered Elastomer Composites (E2C) product line is a core element of our sustainability strategy for the tire and rubber industry and plays an essential role in enabling a lower carbon future," said David Reynolds, vice president and general manager of Cabot Engineered Elastomer Composites.

Nano additives grow their appeal
Compounding World 
October 2022
"In addition to our ATHLOS™ CNS particles, we recently launched the CABELEC® XS69 series of CNS concentrates," says Bernadette Corujo, Cabot marketing manager Americas, Specialty Compounds. "These are pre-dispersed carbon-nanostructures in concentrate form that are optimized for maximum electrical conductivity."

Cabot expands elastomer range to enhance efficiency, durability
European Rubber Journal
October 27, 2022
We expanded our Engineered Elastomer Composites (E2C™) product line with the launch of two new products, E2C™ FX9570 and E2C™ EX9620 solutions to enable design for sustainability and performance across a wide range of tire and industrial rubber applications.

Engineered Elastomer Composites (E2C™) solutions featured in an article “Mining to Energy Efficiency and Beyond”
Engineering & Mining Journal
June 2022
This informative feature discusses how off-the-road tires are essential drivers of performance for haul trucks and other vehicles in a mine, and explains how E2C solutions can improve tire durability and fuel efficiency for better energy savings, increased production and lower carbon emissions.

Cabot targets China, battery materials
Chemical Week 
May 23, 2022
Our president and CEO Sean Keohane discusses Cabot's plan to lead in the market for conductive additives for lithium-ion batteries and outlines growth plans in China.

Gearing up for growth: Plant purchase positions Cabot to serve lithium-ion battery sector
Rubber News
April 6, 2022
"An important part of Cabot's leadership over the years has been our development of the China market," said Jeff Zhu, president of Performance Additives, and senior vice president and president of the Asia-Pacific Region.

Cabot Corporation to expand inkjet facility in Haverhill, MA
Ink World
March 29, 2022
"As a global leader in inkjet aqueous dispersion with a broad portfolio of dispersion technologies, our investment will ensure we are able to meet the anticipated growth needs of the rapidly changing inkjet market today and in the future," said Nick Jones, vice president and general manager, Inkjet Solutions.

Cabot completes acquisition of Tokai plant in China
European Rubber Journal
March 2, 2022
"This acquisition directly aligns with our strategy to invest for advantaged growth while developing innovative products and processes that enable a more sustainable future," said president and CEO Sean Keohane.

Cabot expands tire retread product line
Mining Magazine
February 23, 2022
"In addition to enabling further reductions in cost per hour, the use of E2C solutions in OTR retreads can extend retreading into the most demanding OTR applications," said David Reynolds, vice president and general manager of Cabot Engineered Elastomer Composites.

Cabot Corporation Expands Engineered Elastomer Composites (E2C™) Solutions for Use in Retreading OTR Tyres
Retreading Business
February 23, 2022
"We are excited to offer our state-of-the-art elastomer composites, which offer best-in-class tread compound performance to the OTR retread industry," said David Reynolds, vice president and general manager, Cabot Engineered Elastomer Composites.

Cabot breaks ground on compounds facility in Indonesia
Rubber Journal Asia
February 15, 2022
"The new capacity will provide a reliable, local supply to support the increasing need for specialty compounds in the rapidly growing masterbatch and conductive compounds market in Southeast Asia and globally."

Cabot aerogel technology insulates German artists' colony
Chemical & Engineering News 
January 23, 2022
"Cabot's insulating aerogel silica was used in the recent renovation of Mathildenhöhe, an artists' colony in Darmstadt, Germany, that is on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's World Heritage list."

America’s Most Responsible Companies 2022
December 2021
"Cabot Corporation was recently named one of America’s Most Responsible Companies 2022 by Newsweek Magazine."

sennder and Cabot Corporation complete ‘zero emission’ delivery using heavy-duty electric truck
Logistics Manager
December 15, 2021
"As we advance in our ongoing commitment to further our sustainability agenda, we see great potential to help drive toward our net zero ambitions by transforming our transportation fleet to electric and other low carbon vehicles," said François Zehr, global logistics director at Cabot.

Cabot and IFF collaborate on bio-based rubber additives
Chemical Industry Digest
December 4, 2021
"Cabot and IFF will exclusively work together to accelerate the advancement of innovative solutions that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase the amount of renewable bio-based content in rubber products."

Process and bio technologies to help Cabot meet zero-carbon goal
European Rubber Journal
December 3, 2021
Cabot has announced its pledge to become carbon-neutral by 2050 and a new initiative to develop and commercialize bio-based rubber-reinforcement additives.

Cabot commits to Paris Climate Agreement Goals
Tyre Press
December 2, 2021
"Cabot Corporation has aligned its sustainability agenda with the Paris Climate Agreement to achieve net zero emissions by 2050."

New developments in black and white pigments for thermoplastics
Compounding World 
November 2021
"Our new line provides low odor, as well as mechanical strength and blue undertone proprieties," says Wentzel Coetzer, senior product manager, Specialty Compounds, EMEA and Americas Regions at Cabot.

Cabot announces acquisition of carbon black plant in China
Tire Technology International
November 19, 2021
"The acquisition of Tokai Carbon (Tianjin) is a natural extension for us as it aligns with our strategy to strengthen our global leadership positions while pursuing advantaged growth opportunities in high-growth, high-performance markets such as battery materials," said Sean Keohane, president and CEO.

Conductive carbon additives: energise the future
Innovation News Network
November 15, 2021
"Cabot has a unique position as the conductive additives supplier in the market with the broadest product portfolio serving customer needs in various lithium-ion battery applications." 

Cabot launches new low PAH carbon black
European Rubber Journal
October 29, 2021
"VULCAN 3-LP® carbon black is the fourth product in the Cabot LP carbon black series which is designed for applications that require a controlled, very low PAH content." 

'Outstanding' Cabot Board member recognized
Rubber News
September 20, 2021
"Christine Yan, a member of the Board of Directors for the of the Cabot Corp., has received the 2021 Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award." 

Cabot secures $1bn sustainability-linked revolving credit facility
European Rubber Journal
August 10, 2021
"We are excited to deepen our environmental commitment by being among the first major chemical companies in the US to secure a sustainability-linked facility that rewards our continued efforts in reducing our SO2 and NOX emissions," said Sean Keohane, president and CEO.

Cabot completes emissions reduction project at La. Plant
Rubber News
April 27, 2021
"Cabot Corp. has completed an $85 million project at its Franklin, La., facilities, a move that it said will reduce the daily NOx and SO2 emissions by as much as 20 tons."

Cabot expands sustainable rubber operations in Malaysia
Rubber News
March 8, 2021
"Cabot Corp. is expanding its manufacturing as well as R&D capabilities at its plant in Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia."

America’s Most Responsible Companies 2021
December 2020
Cabot Corporation was recently named  one of America’s Most Responsible Companies 2021 by Newsweek Magazine.

High-Performance black masterbatch for styrenics
Plastics Technology
November 18, 2020
"Cabot’s new PLASBAK XP6801D is a new generation SAN-based formulation for styrenics without the trade-off between color and mechanical properties. " 

Cabot expands engineered elastomer composites line
European Rubber Journal
November 18, 2020
"Cabot Corp. has announced the launch a new elastomer composite fortires designed to deliver “significant performance” in terms of chip, heat and abrasion resistance." 

Top 10: Elastomers for Sustainability 
European Rubber Journal
July/August 2020
"First ever ranking of projects contributing most to raising the environmental profile of the elastomers/rubber industry." 

Women adding to rubber industry story
Rubber & Plastics News
July 27, 2020
Nineteen women from Cabot Corporation were featured in the Rubber & Plastics News edition. 

Cabot Corp. in Ville Platte to undergo $90 expansion, add 15 jobs
The Acadiana Advocate
July 7, 2020
"We are proud to announce this investment in a state-of-the-art energy center for our Ville Platte facility, which will allow us to make clean power without generating any additional emissions," said Bart Kalkstein, senior vice president. 

Carbon black firms find steady ground amid pandemic's uncertainty
Rubber News
June 8, 2020
"Certainly, the current market situation is a challenging one, though our focus begins with the health and safety of our employees and their families," Cabot said, praising its employees for their dedication and flexibility during the uncertain times.

Black plastics: Can they be recycled?
Packaging Europe
June 1, 2020
"Sebastian Heitkamp, Global Segment Marketing Manager at the Cabot Corporation, agrees that cutting black plastics out of the equation entirely would be a mistake."

Cabot buys Chinese nanotube supplier for $115 million
January 13, 2020
On 6 January 2020, Cabot China Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cabot Corporation agreed to buy Shenzhen Sanshun Nano New Materials Co., Ltd, a leading carbon nanotube (CNT) producer in China.