Calgon Carbon Corp. announced the start-up of its new activated carbon processing and packaging facility today in Tianjin, China. The facility will be operated by Calgon Carbon Co. Tianjin Limited (CCT), a wholly owned subsidiary of Calgon Carbon Corp. At nearly 35,000 sq meters, this state-of-the-art facility replaces Calgon Carbon's existing 7,000 sq meter Tianjin operation, which was opened in mid-2002. The new operation will enable the company to better serve both new and existing customers throughout Asia and provides room for onsite expansion to meet future demand.
Granular activated carbon produced by Calgon Carbon's Datong, China manufacturing plant, as well as outsourced products, will be processed, tested and packaged at Tianjin for supply to customers in Asia and around the world. The CCT facility is equipped with a large sizing, screening, crushing and packaging operation, expansive storage warehouse and full-service laboratory complete with cutting edge testing and analytical instruments.
"We are very excited about our new operation in Tianjin," said James G. Fishburne, senior vice president of Calgon Carbon. "This facility demonstrates our ongoing commitment to meet the demand for high-quality, economical carbon products not only in China but also in the rest of Asia and around the world."
He added, "The start-up of this facility, at nearly five times the size of our operation opened less than four years ago, is in response to the rapid growth in demand for our Asia produced and outsourced activated carbon products."