Cabot Corporation operates as a specialty chemicals and performance materials company. The company offers carbon black, a form of elemental carbon used to enhance the physical properties of the systems and applications in which it is incorporated; and rubber blacks for use as a rubber reinforcing agent and performance additive in tires, hoses, belts, extruded profiles, and molded goods. It also designs, manufactures, and sells specialty grades of carbon black and thermoplastic concentrates and compounds; and fumed silica, fumed alumina, and dispersions for automotive, construction and infrastructure, and microelectronics and consumer products sectors. In addition, the company manufactures and sells inkjet colorants to the inkjet printing market; and aerogel, a hydrophobic, silica-based particle for use in various thermal insulation and specialty chemical applications. Further, it offers elastomer composite products that are compounds of carbon black and natural latex rubber primarily for tire applications; and cesium formate, a drilling and completion fluid for use in high pressure and high temperature oil and gas well construction. Additionally, Cabot Corporation produces and markets activated carbon product used for the purification of water, air, food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, and other liquids and gases; as a chemical carrier; and as a colorant or a decolorizing agent. The company sells its products primarily through distributors and sales representatives in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. Cabot Corporation was founded in 1882 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.