17 December 2010 15:16 [Source: ICIS news]
Difficult weather conditions had delayed the start-up of the facility, but this should now go ahead next month with the first production batch of ethoxylates, categorised as non-ionic surfactants, set to be available within a few weeks, it added.
PCC owns PCC Exol through its 100%-owned Polish subsidiary PCC Rokita, which is
The plant has been built in
PCC Exol already runs one 30,000 tonnes/year ethoxylation plant at the location, along with two sulphonation plants with a combined capacity of 40,000 tonnes/year of anionic surfactants.
No investment cost for the plant was available from PCC, but it added that its financing partly relied on 20 profit participation certificates priced at €50,000 ($65,800) each.
Ethoxylates are surface-active substances used as intermediary products for the manufacture of household chemicals and cosmetics.
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