News Release


Cancarb Limited and Nordmann, Rassmann GmbH expand Thermax® distribution partnership to Czech and Slovakia

December 12, 2011 -- Cancarb Limited and Nordmann, Rassmann GmbH (NRC) are pleased to announce that they have expanded their partnership for the distribution of Cancarb's Thermax® brand thermal carbon black products to include Czech and Slovakia effective March 1, 2012. Currently NRC distributes Cancarb's range of Thermax® thermal carbon blacks in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

“NRC has been a very good partner for Cancarb and the end users of Thermax® in the markets of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. We are pleased that this same level of service and technical support for Thermax® will now be available to our customers in Czech and Slovakia” said Dave Petrie, President, Cancarb Limited.

“Cancarb's Thermax® medium thermal carbon black is a premium line of products that complements our existing portfolio of specialty polymers and other products very well” says Dr. Gerd Bergmann, General Manager and Head of NRCs Business Unit Elastomers, Rubber Chemicals and Polyurethane. “We look forward to our portfolio being expanded to include Thermax® in the Czech and Slovak markets.”

Cancarb is the global leader in the production and marketing of thermal carbon black with customers in more than 42 countries. Our plant, located in Alberta, Canada, uses state of the art technology to ensure that our Thermax® brand products are of the highest quality and consistency and are produced efficiently and in an environmentally responsible manner. Visit Cancarb our website at for more company information. Cancarb is owned and operated by TransCanada, TransCanada's common shares trade on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges under the symbol TRP.

NRC is a provider of natural and chemical raw materials, additives and specialty chemicals from all over the world in combination with the relevant know-how for their use. NRC represents internationally active raw material producers in Germany, Austria and Central and Eastern Europe and counts among its customers companies in the rubber, plastics, coatings, construction, foodstuffs, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. Visit NRC’s website at for more company information.

For further information, please contact:

Cancarb Limited: Mr. Dave Petrie: +1-403-527-1121

Nordmann, Rassmann Czech Republic s.r.o.: Mr. Robert David: +420 257 013 223

Nordmann, Rassmann Slovakia spol. s r.o.: Mr. Jan Vodnanský: : +421 918 418 414,