Germany firm pulls plan for water chems facility near Cologne

29 November 2012 15:07  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--German chemicals firm FERRO DUO will not go through with plans to build a facility for water treatment chemicals at the Dormagen chemical park near Cologne, officials said on Thursday.

Feasibility studies had shown that the project would not be commercially viable, they said without providing details.

The FERRO DUO project, announced a year ago, would have produced iron and aluminium salts, which are chemicals used in the treatment of water. It was to source hydrochloric acid from Bayer MaterialScience.

However, Finland’s Kemira last month began construction of a coagulants plant at Dormagen which will source hydrochloric acid from Bayer.

Hydrochloric acid is a by-product from Bayer’s toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) production at Dormagen.

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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