Orion Engineered Carbons SA, formerly Orion Engineered Carbons S.a r.l. is a producer of carbon black. Carbon black is a form of carbon used to improve certain properties of materials into which it is added. It is used as a pigment and as a performance additive in coatings, polymers, printing and special applications (specialty carbon black) and in the reinforcement of rubber in tires and mechanical rubber goods (rubber carbon black). The Company operates a diversified carbon black business with more than 280 specialty carbon black grades and approximately 80 rubber carbon black grades. The Company operates in two segments: Specialty Carbon Black and Rubber Carbon Black. The Company operates a global supply chain network comprising 13 wholly owned production plants and one jointly owned production plant.