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ABOUT

The World Leader in Carbon Black

Birla Carbon is one of the largest manufacturers and suppliers of high-quality carbon black additives globally, and a flagship business of the US $44.3 billion Aditya Birla Group. With the vision to be the most respected, dynamic and sustainable global carbon black business, our leadership strives every day to ensure that we are an effective partner to our customers, developing and delivering product consistently and responsibly for your needs.

With a history of innovation, Birla Carbon has also concentrated on research and development to ensure the company retains its flexibility to accommodate custom solutions and shifting industry demands.

Making Products Stronger, Lighter and Longer Lasting

We provide a complete portfolio of products across ASTM grades and specialty blacks to meet the specific end requirements across rubber, plastics, coatings, inks and niche industries globally. Our key brands include Birla Carbon, Raven® and Conductex®. The global manufacturing presence, with significant production capabilities and supply capability, ensures regular and uninterrupted availability of consistent quality products for our customers. These include leading brands and companies across tire, rubber, plastic, ink and paint industries globally.

As an ardent practitioner of sustainable development, Birla Carbon’s sustainability objectives include employee safety, environmental stewardship, efficient use of carbon black and a key focus on conducting operations in a socially and ethically responsible manner. We are an environmentally conscious supplier with concentrated effort on sustaining and improving the environment through optimization of resources and reduction of emissions. All of our locations comply with or go beyond all local, governmental and environmental regulations.

160+ YEARS
A Leader from the Beginning

For more than 160 years, Birla Carbon has been at the forefront of the carbon black industry, pushing innovation and development to ensure that practically any need in any place in the world can be met.

  • 2010-Present

    2018
    Launched Birla Carbon Purpose – Share the Strength, after a detailed internal and external study.
    On July 1, 2018, all Birla Carbon entities around the world renamed to represent one Birla Carbon across its operations.
    On July 24, 2018, Birla Carbon India’s Gummidipoondi unit completed 20 years.
    On July 28, 2018, Birla Carbon India’s Renukoot unit completed 30 years.

    2017
    Birla Carbon inaugurated its carbon black plant in Jining, China on September 8. The plant in Jining is its largest greenfield investment in China.
    Birla Carbon receives consecutive Gold rating by EcoVadis for Sustainability.
    ‘Social Value of Carbon Black’ learning video released along with booklets in 24 languages.
    Birla Carbon releases its fifth Sustainability Report.
    Birla Carbon announces Joint Development Agreement with American Process Inc. for combining nanocellulose and carbon black in tires.

    2016
    The company celebrates 75 years of innovation as the first carbon black company to install an industrial electron microscope, which took place in 1941.
    Pirelli presents Supplier Awards for 2016 to Birla Carbon.
    The company is awarded the Golden Peacock Global Award for Sustainability.
    Birla Carbon Scholars Program promotes Science and Mathematics at Kennesaw State University.
    The company is awarded the Gold rating by EcoVadis for Sustainability.
    Birla Carbon releases its fourth Sustainability Report.
    As part of its consolidation of operations, Birla Carbon announces restructuring of Europe and Africa Region.

    2015
    Birla Carbon proposes to establish a greenfield carbon black production plant in Shandong province, China.
    Birla Carbon releases its third Sustainability Report, the first online-only report in the carbon black industry.

    2014
    Birla Carbon releases its second Sustainability Report.

    2013
    Hi-Tech Carbon demerged from Aditya Birla Nuvo Ltd. SKI Carbon Black (India) Pvt Ltd. Incorporated.
    Birla Carbon releases its first Sustainability Report.

    2011
    Aditya Birla Group acquires Columbian Chemicals Co. and becomes the largest carbon black company globally under the corporate brand Birla Carbon.

    2010
    Hi-Tech Carbon, Patalganga starts operations in India.

  • 2000-2009

    2009
    Columbian Chemicals Co. expands its China and Hungary facilities.
    One Equity Partners acquires DC Chemicals ownership portion of Columbian Chemicals Co.

    2007
    Columbian Chemicals Co. starts operations at Bahia, a Greenfield facility.
    Columbian Chemicals Co. acquires Weifang facility in China.
    Columbian Chemicals Co. North Bend Cogeneration facility starts operations.

    2005
    Columbian Chemicals Co. is acquired from Phelps Dodge by DC Chemicals/One Equity Partners.

    2003
    Liaoning Birla Carbon, a subsidiary of Thai Carbon Black Public Co. Ltd., starts operations in China.

  • 1990-1999

    1999
    Columbian Chemicals Co. acquires Korea facility from Korea Kumho Petrochemical Co.

    1998
    Columbian Chemicals Co. acquires Brazil facility, Cubatao, from Copebras.

    1998
    Hi-Tech Carbon, Gummidipoondi, starts operations in India.

    1995
    Columbian Chemicals Co. acquires Spain facility from Repsol.

    1994
    Aditya Birla Group starts operations in Egypt with Alexandria Carbon Black Co. SAE.

    1993
    Columbian Chemicals Co. builds and commences Hungary facility/operations.

  • 1980-1989

    1988
    Birla Carbon starts operations in India through Hi-Tech Carbon, Renukoot.

    1986
    Phelps Dodge acquires Columbian Chemicals Co.

    1984
    Von Hoffman purchases Columbian Chemicals Co.

    1983
    Consolidated Mining acquires Columbian Chemicals Co. from Occidental.

    1980
    Aditya Birla Group enters carbon black business with Thai Carbon Black Public Co. Ltd., beginning its operations in Angthong, Thailand.

  • 1800-1979

    1941
    Columbian Chemicals Co. is the first carbon black company to use the industrial electron microscope.

    1938
    Treated carbon black is understood and controlled.

    1930
    Columbian Chemicals Co. acquires L. Martin and Peerless.

    1927
    Columbian Chemicals Co. patents dustless carbon black and is the first to produce carbon black beads.

    1922
    Columbian Chemicals Co. is the first to introduce and patent Gas Furnace Process (Swartz, LA).

    1921
    Began marketing under Columbian Chemicals Co. after consolidating several small carbon black manufacturers.

    1912
    Binney and Smith receives the first million pound order.

    1904
    Carbon black reinforcement of rubber is discovered.

    1882
    Binney and Smith becomes amajor carbon black distributor.

    1848
    L. Martin begins production of lampblack.

LEADERSHIP
Proven Leaders. Trusted Experience.

DR. SANTRUPT B. MISRA
Chief Executive Officer, Birla Carbon, and Director, Group Human Resources, Aditya Birla Group

JOHN LOUDERMILK
Chief Operating Officer, Birla Carbon

SHYAM S. RATHI
President, South Asia and Middle East

SANJEEV SOOD
President, South East Asia and Far East

MARK BASS
President, North America

RONALDO DUARTE
President, South America

JOHN DAVIDSON
President, Europe and Africa

TODD COTTRELL
President, Specialty Blacks Business