14 December 2010 07:55 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Belgian chemicals and drugs maker Solvay said on Tuesday it is looking at building an epichlorohydrin (ECH) plant with an initial capacity of 100,000 tonnes/year at ?xml:namespace>
The plant, which was planned to be built at a reserved site in
Financial details of the project were not disclosed.
The Epicerol technology was based on the transformation of glycerin obtained as a by-product from the production of biofuels out of vegetable-renewable oils, it said.
Solvay said it had signed a letter of intent with China-based producer SP Chemicals, from which the proposed ECH plant would derive its chlor-alkali supply.
The plant’s output would cater to domestic
ECH is used in making epoxy resins, with growing applications in corrosion protection coatings, as well in the electronics, automotive, aerospace and wind turbine industries.
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