Honeywell to expand capacity at US adsorbents and catalysts plant

03 April 2012 16:06  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Honeywell’s UOP petrochemicals technology business will invest $20m (€15m) to expand capacity at its adsorbents and catalysts plant in Mobile, Alabama, the diversified US-based industrial group said on Tuesday.

Honeywell said the investment will expand capacities for ion exchange adsorbents, which remove radioactive material from liquid. These adsorbents are currently used in Japan in response to last year's disaster at the country’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

The expansion will also support the production of new adsorbents and catalysts used by petrochemical producers and refiners, Honeywell added.

The company expects to complete the expansion in the fourth quarter of this year, it said.

($1 = €0.75)

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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