Bayer nears completion of Germany chlorine conversion project

31 May 2012 15:52  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) is nearing completion of a project to convert one of its German chlorine plants to use the latest, low energy production technology, the producer said on Thursday.

The Krefeld-Uerdingen site in North Rhine Westphalia is being converted to use membrane process technology which uses significantly less power during production, according to the Germany-headquartered materials group.

The project is scheduled for completion in June 2012 and fits well with the company’s sustainability agenda, a statement said. It is part of a drive to convert the group’s global chlorine production to membrane technology. 

BMS has four chlorine production sites in Germany, one in the US and one in China. With 1.9m tonnes/year of capacity it is one of the world’s largest chorine producers.  

“The modernisation of chlorine production is another milestone in a series of innovative, energy-efficient production processes that we are using within the context of our sustainability strategy," said Tony Van Osselaer, member of the board of management of BMS.

“At the same time, we are contributing to safeguard the future of Chempark Krefeld-Uerdingen as a key German production site,” he added.

By: Will Beacham
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