Italy's SOL opens gases plant at Germany's Hoechst chem park

06 November 2009 17:37  [Source: ICIS news]

TORONTO (ICIS news)--Italian industrial gases firm SOL has opened a €20m ($30m) technical gases plant at the Hoechst chemical park in Frankfurt, site operator Infraserv said on Friday.

The plant will supply liquefied oxygen and nitrogen to medical, homecare, food and other markets, Infraserv said.

It will draw its feedstock from an on-site air separation facility operated by Infraserv.

InfraServ will mange and operate the plant for SOL, and it will also be in charge of securing utility and infrastructure services, it said.

Capacity information was not disclosed.

Chemical firms on the Hoechst site include, among others, AkzoNobel, Celanese, Ticona, Clariant, DyStar, Kuraray, Rohm and Haas (now Dow Chemical), Solvay, WeylChem and Air Liquide.

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