Orion Engineered Carbons Enhances Customer Service with a New Technical Service Applications Laboratory in New Jersey

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$OEC #CustomerFocus–Orion Engineered Carbons S.A. (NYSE: OEC) (the “Company” or “Orion”), a worldwide supplier of specialty and high-performance Carbon Black, announced today that it will open a new technical service applications laboratory in New Jersey, USA. Orion is investing in Customer Service with this expansion of its global network of laboratories. In addition to serving coatings and ink customers in the Americas, the lab will take on projects with global application and investigate fundamental advancements in carbon black technology.

“This laboratory will enable us to fast-track customer support, drive new product introductions, and strengthen our Specialty Carbon Black business in the Americas,” said Corning Painter, CEO. “We will be able to formulate, run application testing on solvent- and water-based coatings as well as printing inks. This lab will also serve as the platform for future technical development in other key carbon black markets.”

Dave Deters – Senior Vice President, Innovation – noted, “The new technical service laboratory will enable our customers to accelerate their own research and development in formulations containing carbon black and enhance collaborations. The lab will utilize new and existing products from our extensive carbon black portfolio to optimize formulas and help our customers serve their markets even better.” Orion moved into the laboratory space on September 3rd and expects to be fully operational there by October 31st, 2019.

For more information about the Technical Service Applications Laboratory and Specialty Carbon Blacks from Orion Engineered Carbons, please contact Americas@orioncarbons.com.

About Orion Engineered Carbons S.A.

Orion is a worldwide supplier of Carbon Black. Orion group produces 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 the Orion website www.orioncarbons.com.

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