Albemarle installs finished polyolefins catalysts train at US site

25 January 2012 14:59  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Albemarle has installed a new production train for finished polyolefin catalysts at its process development centre in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to meet increased demand, the US-based specialty chemicals and catalysts firm said on Wednesday.

“This new train will add to the capacity in our existing facilities at the [process development centre],” said Amy Motto, vice president of Albemarle’s performance catalyst solutions division.

“The increased capacity is needed to meet the growing demand for finished single site catalysts used in the polyolefin industry,” Motto added.

Albemarle said the expansion was the latest in a series of projects to meet growing demand in its metallocene/single site finished catalyst business.

Albemarle is also building a production facility in Yeosu, South Korea, to help meet this demand, it added. The Korean plant is expected to start up in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Neither financial nor capacity details were disclosed.

For more on Albemarle and other producers visit ICIS company intelligence

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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