09 November 2009 07:52 [Source: ICIS news]
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A second plant MMA based on the Alpha technology would be twice as big as the Singapore MMA plant, said Lucite international project technology manager Roy Goulder, adding that the company may not be inclined to license its proprietary technology.
Lucite intends to have a two-to-three-year interval in constructing new Alpha-based facilities after 2013, while facilities that are based on feedstocks C4 and acetone would also be considered, depending on location, Lambert added.
MMA is generally produced by two processes: one using acetone cyanohydrin (ACH), the other using crude C4.
Lucite is a fully owned subsidiary of Japan's Mitsubishi Rayon.
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