Cancarb Goes Platinum

Cancarb Goes Platinum

Cancarb Limited has received an EcoVadis Platinum level rating for Sustainability; the highest possible EcoVadis recognition score.  A Platinum score indicates that we are in the top 1% of our industry as a responsible and sustainable carbon black producer. 

EcoVadis is a trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, intelligence and collaborative performance improvement tools for global supply chains, their sustainability scorecards provide detailed insight into environmental, social and ethical risks across 198 purchasing categories and 155 countries.  There are more than 60,000 businesses on the EcoVadis network, all working with a single methodology to evaluate, collaborate and improve sustainability performance in order to protect their brands, foster transparency and innovation, and accelerate growth.

 We are so proud to have received this rating, proving once again, that we are a leader in corporate social responsibility and environmental responsibility.

If you are interested in learning more about EcoVadis, find out more here

The Unit 6 Expansion is Complete

After 3 years of planning and 16 months of construction, we are excited to finally say that we have safely and successfully completed construction of our 6th Unit! This expansion provides us with an additional 9,000 MT of capacity, which means we can now produce 54,000 MT of our THERMAX® brand of thermal carbon black products per year!

More than 50 individual contractors made it possible for us to complete this massive project.  We are proud to say that most of the contractors, specialized equipment, structural steel and piping was sourced locally.

The following contractors and partners were integral in the success of our expansion, and we’d like to thank them for a job well done!

Ken Streich Consulting

Spartan Controls Ltd.

Pronghorn Controls

Hranco Industries Ltd.

Da-Gen Heating & Cooling Ltd.

Riverside Masonry

CALC Engineering Inc.

Engage Construction Management & Consulting Inc.

ERB Construction Ltd.

Carrier Vibrating Equipment, Inc. and Vibranetics Division

Midwest Surveys Inc.

Whiteline Shelters & Tarps Ltd.

United Rentals of Canada Inc.

Lambert Trucking

Cleanrite Services

Envirogeotech Consulting Inc.

Chinook Industrial Ltd.

Lostt Rentals Ltd.

Industrial Backhoes Ltd

Pro Comm Solutions Ltd.

G.V. N. Structures Inc.


Sanatec Environmental

Kruse Glass and Aluminum

The Container Guy

Pronghorn Controls

Rowe Insulation

Berger’s Plumbing & Company

AlumaSafway Scaffolding Systems

FEECO International

ERB Construction Ltd.

Pahl Fire Protection Ltd.

Niwa Crane Ltd.

Clayburn Refractories

Affordable Paving (2012) Ltd.

Westcomm Pump & Equipment Ltd.

Mettler Toledo Inc.

Superior Propane Inc.

Cooper Equipment Rentals Ltd.

Align Doors & Maintenance Ltd.

Hayley Industrial Electronics Ltd.

Chisholm Lighting Contractors Ltd.

KMN Inspection & Consulting Ltd.

LMT Enterprises Ltd.

Score Energy Products Inc.

Practitioner Inspection

Ceda Industrial Services LP

Exact Automation Inc.

Kristian Electric Ltd.

Wajax Industrial Components

Safety Boss inc.

Chamco Industries Ltd.

SR Engineering Inc.

Brovac Mobile Vacuum Services

Cancarb Awarded Best Environmental, Social & Governance for 2020 from II-VI Incorporated

Cancarb Limited, a Tokai Carbon Group company, has received recognition from II-VI Incorporated with the Best Environmental, Social & Governance Award for outstanding performance in 2020. II-VI Global Supplier Awards are given in recognition of a supplier’s excellence in collaborating with II-VI to achieve the highest levels of performance, innovation, and Service. Only the highest achieving suppliers are awarded this honor.

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Women in the Rubber Industry

RD Abbott and Rubber Division, ACS have released a video celebrating the diverse range of women in our industry. Cancarb was able to be included in this project and is proud to be represented throughout.

This fast-paced video is set to music and designed to appeal to high school and college students through the Rubber Division’s year-round Student Outreach Program. The video will also be shared throughout the Local Rubber Groups of Rubber Division, ACS. Additional promotional efforts via social media and other digital channels are also planned.

During the video’s production, several of the women featured in the video were asked “What drew you to the rubber industry, and what has made your career in the industry rewarding?” Here’s how two of the female professionals responded to this question:


“I enjoy the challenge of often being the only woman in the room and challenging perspectives just by doing work I love,” responded Taylor Phillips, Laboratory Technician at Cancarb Limited.


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Legacy Tree Planting Initiative

Recently, Cancarb was given the opportunity to give back directly to our community:

The City of Medicine Hat and Cancarb Limited continue a decades-long relationship through a new legacy tree planting initiative.

A monetary contribution by Cancarb Limited will add 20 trees near the beach volleyball courts in Kin Coulee Park. Cancarb employees have also volunteered to assist City Parks and Recreation professionals in planting the trees on Thursday, Sept. 17, weather depending.

“When Cancarb suggested making an environmental contribution to our community, we aligned their intention with the City’s environmental strategy of increasing our tree canopy within the city,” says Dave Genio, Superintendent of Parks Maintenance with the City of Medicine Hat. “A robust canopy has a very important environmental impact by reducing carbon emissions and maintaining overall health of a community.”

Owned by Tokai Carbon Group from Japan, Cancarb Limited is a globally-recognized leader in the development, manufacturing, and global distribution of medium thermal carbon black – an ingredient used in the production of rubber, plastics, insulation, concrete, graphite and more. The plant and all 80 of its employees are located in Medicine Hat.

“Sustainability is core to our business,” says Peter Donnelly, President of Cancarb. “We have a social responsibility to the community in which we work and live. This legacy tree project allows us to combine our social initiatives with environmental responsibility and in turn, help maintain the beauty of one of Medicine Hat’s favorite parks for generations to come.”

The partnership will see six oak trees, six linden trees, four spruce trees and four pine trees added to a location housing some of the oldest trees in the city.

Outside of this new initiative, the City of Medicine Hat and Cancarb enjoy a long-standing cooperative operating relationship. The process of manufacturing carbon black produces an abundance of waste heat, which until nearly two decades ago, was simply expelled. In 2000, the City and Cancarb established an environmentally proactive agreement whereby Cancarb now pushes that waste heat through a heat recovery steam generator and produces electricity, contributing 27 Mw to the overall electric capacity of the City of Medicine Hat.

“The City’s relationship with Cancarb is an important part of our power generation business. This legacy tree project is an example of their exceptional corporate citizenship and we are proud of our corporate partnership,” adds Brad Maynes, Commissioner of the City’s Energy and Utilities Division.

Cancarb is currently under a $40 million expansion with their sixth production unit set to begin operation this fall. For more information about Cancarb and its products, please visit…”

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YMCA River Run

Cancarb is the title sponsor for the YMCA River Run, which has been held in June for each of the past 35 years. Cancarb employees certainly enjoy the volunteer opportunities the event generates which often includes more than 25% of our staff. In addition to promoting community wellness, the YMCA River Run raises money for the YMCA’s various wellness programs which target community members of all ages.

The Robb Nash Project

In March 2020 Cancarb was a major sponsor of the Rob Nash Project in Medicine Hat. This is an immersive concert experience that engages young people through the power of music and storytelling to address topics related to mental health such as depression, self-harm, addiction, bullying, and suicidal ideation. The Project is very highly regarded having received many accolades including the Governor General Service Medal, as well as the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Robb Nash Website



United Way South Eastern Alberta

Cancarb is an ongoing patron of the local United Way, matching the first $5000 of employee donations each year during their annual fundraising drive. In 2019 together we proudly raised a total of $22,598 for this very worthy community charity.