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Orion Engineered Carbons Expands Germany-based Operations

Orion Engineered Carbons, a worldwide supplier of specialty and high-performance carbon black, a reinforcing filler and color pigment for industrial and automotive coatings, is building a new logistics center at its largest manufacturing plant in Cologne, Germany.
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Orion Engineered Carbons is building a new logistics center at its largest manufacturing plant in Cologne, Germany.

Orion Engineered Carbons (Houston, Texas), a worldwide supplier of specialty and high-performance carbon black, a reinforcing filler and color pigment, is building a new logistics center at its largest manufacturing plant in Cologne, Germany. Upon completion, the central warehouse will be 8,850 square-meters, equaling a capacity of approximately 12,400 pallets. 

“We produce 160,000 metric tons and more than 100 differentiated grades of carbon black at this facility each year which must be treated and handled very carefully. The new, modern distribution center will enable us to further grow our business in a location where we have deep roots,” says Dr. Sandra Niewiem, senior vice president Specialty Carbon Black and EMEA Region. 

“With a space-optimized shuttle warehouse system and the connection to the warehouse via an automated material conveyor system, we will be able to guarantee a smooth and even more efficient flow of goods,” says Grieshaber managing director Mr. Gregor Schnell.

Carbon black is used in coatings in the industrial and automotive sectors, and is also used in decorative coatings. It generates properties for both conductive- and non-conductive- coatings. Paints pigmented with carbon black reportedly have enhanced UV-stability, which prolongs the lifetime of coatings.

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