Organized as a partnership between R.I. Wishnick, Continental Oil, and Shamrock Oil & Gas. First carbon black plant is built that same year in Sunray, Texas.
Second plant started production in Ponca City, Oklahoma.
Pilot plant added at Sunray, Texas to develop new grades of carbon black.
Ownership changes: Conoco 50%, Shamrock Oil & Gas 29%, and Witco Chemical 21%.
Expanded internationally by establishing plants with JV partners in France, Holland, and Italy. Ownership changes: Conoco 80%, Witco 20%.
Third plant started at Phenix City, Alabama. The only carbon black plant in the southeastern U.S.
Conoco acquired by DuPont. Conoco purchases Witco's 20% interest. Equities in European and Asian plants sold to JV partners.
Conoco sells Continental Carbon to Witco Chemical. Company becomes Concarb Division of Witco.
Added 75 MLbs. capacity at Ponca City, Oklahoma, becoming the first grass-roots expansion in the U.S. carbon black industry since 1967.
Phenix City plant doubled in size when 100 MLbs. of new capacity came on stream in December.
Acquired Carbon Black Business of Oriental Carbon & Chemicals Ltd. (OCCL) in India. Establishment of Continental Carbon India, Ltd.
Completion of upgrade and expansion of CCIL to 65,000 MT capacity.
Signed a Technology License Agreement with Al-Jubail Petrochemical Company (Kemya) in Saudi Arabia.
Established headquarters at Wavre, south of Brussels, Belgium, to serve Europe, Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific Region.