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Cabot: a leader in sustainability and environmental stewardship

Cabot Corporation is an innovative industry leader, delivering a wide range of products that provide solutions to key industries around the world while at the same time being a responsible steward of the environment.

Cabot has been a good neighbor to the Midland community since the facility was constructed in 1999. Since that time, Cabot has safely and reliably manufactured hydrophilic fumed silica with a variety of innovative uses, including adhesives and sealants, chemical mechanical polishing, coatings, and printing and packaging.

“As a neighbor to Dow in the Dow Michigan Operations I-Park for the past 20 years, we have been successful in creating value for each other,” said Bill Churm, Cabot’s external communications manager. “We look forward to collaborating with our new neighbors to continue to uphold high safety, health and environmental standards and drive new innovation in our region.”

The 40,000-square-foot Cabot facility in Midland employs 25 people, and the new I-Park will bring additional jobs, innovation and growth to the region.

“We look forward to welcoming new neighbors that will join our commitment to upholding the highest standards in safety, health and environmental practices, while also striving to make a positive and lasting impact in our local community,” Churm said.

 

 

Cabot and Dow have been partners for more than 30 years and will continue to grow that collaboration moving forward.

“We greatly value our relationship with Dow as they are the global leader in silicones production,” Churm said. “Over the years we have developed a cooperative relationship as both supplier and customer to each other. As part of a highly interdependent and collaborative fence-line relationship, silicone byproducts made at Dow are used by Cabot as a building block for producing our fumed silica and, in turn, Dow uses our fumed silica in its silicone products as well as byproduct from our processes in its operations.

“By using one another’s byproducts, we are both able to better use resources and create value for one another,” she explained. “Our ability to deliver expert insight and innovative solutions enables our customers to differentiate themselves in the marketplace.”

To that end, Cabot management believes the company is successful only when its technical capabilities are interwoven with an intense commitment to sustainable business practices that ensure the well-being of its employees, contractors, customers and the communities in which Cabot operates.

“Throughout our 135-year history, our employees have embraced this challenge and demonstrated their continued efforts every day,” Churm explained. “Our manufacturing teams from around the world appreciate the responsibility of what it means to work safely, respect the communities in which we operate and work hard at protecting the environment. Our sustainability imperative spans all industries and touches our entire set of markets and customers.”

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