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