03 December 2012 11:00 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--US producer Dow Chemical said on Monday that Tianjin Soda Plant (Tianjin Soda) will be using LP Oxo process technology in producing butanol/2-ethylhexanol (2-EH) at the Chinese firm’s new plant in Tianjin.
The license to the technology was approved by Dow and Davy Process Technology (DPT) for Tianjin Soda’s second oxo plant, Dow said in a statement.
Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.
The second oxo plant will have an annual 2-EH capacity of 140,000 tonnes/year; 85,000 tonnes/year of normal butanol; and 24,400 tonnes of iso-butanol, it added.
Upon completion of the project, Tianjin Soda will have a total 2-EH and butanols capacity of 500,000 tonnes/year, Dow said.
Dow has also signed an offtake agreement on a portion of Tianjin Soda’s n-butanol output, it said.
Tianjin Soda’s first oxo plant with a 250,000 tonne/year capacity was granted license to use the LP Oxo technology in 2007. The company is a subsidiary of Tianjin Bohai Chemical Industry Co Ltd.
DPT, a unit of UK-based Johnson Matthey, has a global business in petrochemicals technology development and technology licensing.
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