HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Orion Engineered Carbons S.A. (NYSE: OEC), a worldwide supplier of specialty and high-performance Carbon Black, today announced that it has successfully completed a significant upgrade of its emissions controls at its plant in Orange, Texas. As a result of these actions, the site complies with strengthened environmental standards which reduce the site’s emission permits for NOx and SO2 by 2,300 metric tons of air pollutant emissions per year.
"I congratulate our project and plant teams and our contractors for completing this project on time despite the pandemic. Their dedication, this investment, and other proactive measures taken at our Orange facility demonstrate our commitment to sustainability and to be a good community citizen. It falls squarely within our broader corporate sustainability initiatives that are built around four themes; sustainable growth, being compliant in our day to day operations, living our values and driving sustainability along our value chain," said Corning Painter, Chief Executive Officer of Orion Engineered Carbons.
Technology installed at the facility includes a thermal oxidizer that is more effective than the incinerator which was previously used to reduce the pollutants. In addition, the company installed a Selective Catalytic Reduction reactor to reduce the emission of NOx. The project spanned from the middle of 2019 and is now fully operational.
About Orion Engineered Carbons S.A.
Orion is a worldwide supplier of Carbon Black. We produce a broad range of Carbon Blacks that include high-performance Specialty Gas Blacks, Acetylene Blacks, Furnace Blacks, Lamp Blacks, Thermal Blacks and other Carbon Blacks that tint, colorize and enhance the performance of polymers, plastics, paints and coatings, inks and toners, textile fibers, adhesives and sealants, tires, and mechanical rubber goods such as automotive belts and hoses. Orion runs 14 global production sites. The group has approximately 1,450 employees worldwide. For more information, please visit our website www.orioncarbons.com.