The Sevalco carbon black plant based in Avonmouth, Bristol is set to close at a cost of 88 jobs. This is indicative of the reduction in manufacturing in the UK, which is now shrinking at record pace. The closure is a result of the lessening demand for carbon black.
The plant, which is run by Columbian Chemicals, has been running since 1951, and the company is not revealing what will become of the 20 acre factory site. Employees will be given a 30 day consultation period to discuss future plans.