AkzoNobel mTA Technology enters Chinese industry successfully

07 November 2012 04:10  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--AkzoNobel Industrial Chemicals and Hunan Xiangheng Salt Chemical entered into a supply agreement to implement AkzoNobel’s mTA Technology on 6 November, a news release from AkzoNobel said on Wednesday.

This is a continuation of the umbrella agreement of 2011, in which parties entered a long-term partnership on mTA Technology for the chlor-alkali industry in the southern Chinese provinces.

As part of the agreement, state-of-the-art AkzoNobel mTA equipment has been shipped to China which will enable Hunan Xiangheng Salt Chemical in Hengyang to dose the anti-caking agent mTA on four salt production lines simultaneously.

The application of AkzoNobel’s mTA Technology leads to significant energy and maintenance cost savings and increased safety when applied in the membrane electrolysis production.

“This agreement is a clear win-win situation. It will bring the Chinese salt and chlor-alkali industry many advantages. The southern Chinese provinces alone could save 219,000MW electricity and achieve a CO2 footprint reduction of 198,000 tonnes/year by adopting our mTA Technology.

“For AkzoNobel it is a promising step forward to further stretch the value chain of our salt business, through licensing of our patented technologies,” commented Peter Kuijpers, general manager of AkzoNobel’s salt business.

Approximately 2m tonnes of caustic soda capacity are located in China’s southern provinces.

Hunan Xiangheng Salt Chemical will supply mTA salt to the Guangxi Liuhua Chlor-Alkali, which operates a plant with a production capacity of 150,000 tonnes/year of caustic soda.


By: Dolly Wu
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