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Birla Carbon Spain invests in increasing production capacity

Thursday, 4 October 2018

Carbon black manufacturer Birla Carbon Spain announced an investment of EUR 5 million towards sustainability and energy efficiency projects, to increase its production from 80,000 to 95,000 tons per year.

Carbon black manufacturer Birla Carbon Spain plans to increase its production from 80,000 to 95,000 tons per year. Source: geralt / Pixabay.

Carbon black manufacturer Birla Carbon Spain plans to increase its production from 80,000 to 95,000 tons per year. Source: geralt / Pixabay.

Also a new administrative office and laboratory complex was inaugurated at the site. Dignitaries attending the inauguration event included Miguel Angel Revilla, President of Cantabria; John Loudermilk, Chief Operating Officer, Birla Carbon; John Davidson, Regional President, Europe and Africa Region, Birla Carbon; and other political and business leaders in the region.

Greater reliability and sustainability

The investment in the plant will achieve greater reliability and sustainability of its manufacturing process, using the best available technologies in the carbon black industry. These improvements will lead to greater productivity and environmental performance, as well as reliability. The new complex includes office space, laboratory, changing rooms and access to the plant. In addition to the cost savings, the new facilities will allow for greater integration of the staff.

Reducing the purchase of steam

In addition, professionals from Gajano, Spain, were awarded a project to take advantage of the residual dryer heat flow, from which they were successful in reducing the purchase of steam by 30%. This project was completed in collaboration with the University of Cantabria and resulted in improved use of the gases. In another project, Birla Carbon is taking advantage of the large volume of energy from reactor gases, using an innovative process that generates more value than simple combustion.

Image source: Pixabay

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