Cabot Corporation operates as a specialty chemicals and performance materials company. The company offers carbon black, a form of elemental carbon, which is used to enhance the physical properties of the systems and applications in which it is incorporated; and rubber black, a rubber reinforcing agent and performance additive for use in the manufacture of tires, hoses, belts, extruded profiles, and molded goods. It also designs, manufactures, and sells specialty grades of carbon black and thermoplastic concentrates; and fumed silica, fumed alumina, and dispersions for automotive, construction and infrastructure, and electronics and consumer products sectors. In addition, the company engages in the manufacture and sale of aqueous inkjet colorants for use in the inkjet printing market; and aerogel, a hydrophobic, silica-based particle that is used in various thermal insulation and specialty chemical applications. Further, it offers covert taggant, an invisible marker, added to products to determine their authenticity in anti-counterfeiting security applications, such as brand security, currency, tax stamps, identification, and fuel markers; and elastomer composite products that are compounds of natural latex rubber and carbon black used in the tire, defense, mining, automotive, and aerospace applications. Additionally, the company produces and markets cesium formate, a drilling and completion fluid, for use in high pressure and high temperature oil and gas well construction. The company sells its products primarily through distributors and sales representatives in the Americas; Europe, the Middle East, and Africa; and the Asia Pacific. Cabot Corporation was founded in 1882 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.