19 December 2012 09:18 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--AkzoNobel has sued China Tianchen Engineering Corp Co Ltd (TCC) over an alleged copying of proprietary information related to its eco-premium monochloroacetic acid (MCA) production technology, the Dutch specialty chemicals firm said late on Tuesday.
AkzoNobel has filed the case at the Taixing Court to protect its intellectual property rights. Legal proceedings are expected to start this month, the company said in a statement.
The Dutch firm uses the MCA production technology, which was developed in Sweden in 2002, at its 25,000 tonne/year plant in Taixing, China.
China TCC could not be reached for comment despite repeated attempts to contact the company.
TCC is engaged in engineering design, procurement, construction management and commission supervision of petrochemical projects.
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