Our team in Loncin is continually committed to operating our plant according to the highest safety, health and environmental standards while manufacturing top quality products.
Our manufacturing facility in Loncin produces masterbatches and conductive compounds containing carbon black, additives and thermoplastic resins used in construction, automotive, agriculture, packaging and other plastic applications. We began our operations in 1970 and currently we employ more than 60 employees. We work closely with our colleagues from the other masterbatch facility in Pepinster, Belgium, which is located about 30 kilometers away.
Community Outreach & Social Responsibility
Ukraine Support: SOS Children Villages
Our Loncin and Pepinster sites recently donated 15,000 euros to “SOS Village d’Efants” to help Ukrainian children refugees and their mothers who came to Belgium after escaping the war.
SOS Village d’Enfants is an international non-governmental organization supporting vulnerable families. The donation will also help fund a new Belgian center “Marche-en Famenne,” which offers shelter, assistance and psychosocial support to 2,000 children and 700 families.
In addition to Acting Responsibly for our Planet in our own operations, we are also committed to doing our part in our local communities. Our Pepinster, Belgium site participated in a cleanup of the Hoëgne River in partnership with Operation Clean Rivers.
Furthermore, “The Small Ants of the River Hoëgne,” a group of Pepinster community members, which includes Cabot employees have been working together to remove debris from the banks of the river as part of the July 2021 flood recovery efforts.
The Homework School
Cabot Loncin and Pepinster are proud to sponsor the Homework School - l’Ecole des devoirs – “La Place”- in the multicultural and popular district of Saint Léonard Léonard in Liège since 2019.
The goal of this initiative goes beyond homework coaching. It also offers sports, games, crafts, theater workshops, cooking and journalism. The aim is to help children to reinforce a positive self-image and help them become responsible, active, optimistic and supportive citizens.
Pink Ribbon March
Throughout the month of May 2022, the Loncin and Pepinster site participated in the The Pink March, an initiative that is part of the fight against breast cancer.
All employees were encouraged to walk a minimum of 10,000 steps a day. Together with other participants in Belgium, the team walked toward a goal of enough steps to cover the circumference of the earth five times.
Life at Loncin
FAKUMA International Trade Fair
Our local Sales and Technical Support teams routinely attend and participate in the FAKUMA International Trade Fair for Plastics Processing, which is held every three years in Düsseldorf.
Global Sustainability Day
Every year, we participate in a company wide Global Sustainability Day, to take the time to focus on sustainability at Cabot.
Equipment Reliability Kick off Meeting
We have implemented “World Class Manufacturing (WCM)” in our Production Area.
WCM is a method used in order to make our equipment more reliable to avoid breakdowns and potential equipment problems. Here, we started with the new mixer zone of one of our three production lines.
Our team likes to get together and have fun, like at our end of the year party.
Safety and Sustainability Days
On May 31 and June 1, 2021, our Loncin and Pepinster sites organized and celebrated their Safety and Sustainability Days.
On the first day, the agenda focused on “Safety” and our goal of zero accidents. Team members completed workshops about specific topics such as the risk of falling or slipping, risk identifications at her/his workstation, and hazards linked to ergonomics. The second day was focused on “Sustainability” and our sustainability-related objectives. Topics like Operation Clean Sweep, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and the sorting and recycling of wastes were discussed.