Volume 95 Issue 20 | pp. 28-29 | Profile
Issue Date: May 15, 2017

Orion Engineered Carbons is in the black

The former Evonik unit is finding growth and profitability in its core business of carbon black
Department: Business
Keywords: specialty chemicals, pigments, carbon black, orion

Orion Engineered Carbons has no aspirations to be something it is not. It makes carbon black. Its strategy is simple, too. Whenever possible, it makes and sells the most sophisticated grades of carbon black it can.

Orion was founded in 2011 when two private equity firms, Rhône Capital and Triton Partners, bought Evonik Industries’ carbon black business for about $1.2 billion. Three years later, the newly independent . . .

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