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Carbon Black

OCI, the leader of carbon black in Korea, advances towards the global market.

Product Features

carbon black

Carbon Black


Carbon black is used to reinforce rubber elasticity and to color rubber used for producing tires. The carbon black business is growing as demand in the automotive tire industry grows. Also, it is used for various purposes such as ink, paint and conductive materials.

Production Process

Carbon black is a fine powder material in the form of soot produced through incomplete combustion or pyrolysis. OCI produces carbon black from petroleum and coal-based raw materials, and we have secured production capabilities for various grades of carbon black.

Carbon Black in Daily Life
  • TiresTires
  • PaintPaint
  • InkInk

OCI Status

Pohang Plant

Pohang Plant

Gwangyang Plant

Gwangyang Plant

China OJCB Plant

China OJCB Plant

OCI started its own carbon black business in 2000 by taking over Jecheol Chemicals and Jecheol Petrochemicals, which produced carbon black. Based on the cutting-edge technology, OCI has the largest production capacity of 270,000t/yr, and the largest market share in Korea. Zaozhuang Plant in China, with production capacity of 80,000t/yr, is completed in 2016.

Business Commencement

1981 (OCI acquisition: 2000)

Production Plant Status
  • Pohang Plant, commercial production commenced in 1981
  • Gwangyang Plant, commercial production commenced in 1992
  • Location: Zaozhuang city, Shandong province, China
  • Capacity: 80,000t/yr
  • Completion: May 2016
  • Production start: Aug 2016
Yearly capa

350,000t/yr (2017 4Q)

Major Markets

Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe, etc

Key Point

  • Global Network

    Close networks with global tire companies based on Koreas largest carbon black production capabilities and market share

  • High Cost Competitiveness

    Cost competitiveness with the flexible use of raw materials, petroleum and coal

  • Leading Technology

    Superior specialty black technology (for power cables, IC trays, color grades, etc.)


  • Product Name : Carbon Black
  • Chemical Formula : C
  • CAS No. : 1333-86-4
  • Tel :
    • - (domestic) : +82-2-727-9403
    • - (overseas) : +82-2-727-9451
    • - (T/S) : +82-2-727-9484
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