Clariant to expand US dehydrogenation catalysts plant by Sept 2013

15 October 2012 07:10  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Clariant plans to expand its production capacity for Houdry dehydrogenation catalysts in the US by September 2013, the Switzerland-based specialty chemicals firm said on Monday.

It intends to invest “double-digit million Swiss francs” to debottleneck its production facility in Louiseville, the company said in a statement.

“Surging ethylene production based on shale gas without C3- and C4-olefins byproduct has generated a significant increase in Houdry catalyst demand,” Clariant said.

Houdry dehydrogenation catalysts are used in the petrochemical industry to produce C3- and C4-olefins from light paraffins (including butadiene) using the proprietary Catofin and Catadiene processes of Lummus Technology.

By: Pearl Bantillo
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