Corrected: Germany’s Evonik to start H2O2 plant in Jilin China in late 2013

14 May 2013 08:40  [Source: ICIS news]

Correction: In the ICIS story headlined “Germany’s Evonik to start H2O2 plant in Jilin China in late 2013” dated 14 May 2013, please read in the third through fifth paragraphs … Evonik will supply its H2O2 from … instead of … The PO plant is a joint venture by Evonik, Thyssenkrupp and Jishen Chemical Industry Co, according to the company … A corrected story follows.

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Evonik will start up its 230,000 tonne/year hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) plant in Jilin in northeast China in late 2013, the German company said on Tuesday.

The plant broke ground in April 2012, and it will ensure the supply of raw materials for the propylene oxide (PO) plant which is under construction at the same time, the company added.

Evonik will supply its H2O2 from Jilin directly to the adjacent PO plant run by Jishen Chemical Industry via a pipeline that will link the two facilities. A long-term supply agreement has already been concluded between the companies.

Jishen, which is a joint venture between Jilin Shenhua group and Petro China, will make PO from the H2O2.

Evonik and ThyssenKrupp, a Germany-based engineering firm, entered a licensing agreement with Jishen in the summer of 2011 for use of the H2O2-to-PO process. The polyurethanes would then go into making things such as upholstery for car seats or furniture.

 “About 90% [of the] product from our new H2O2 plant will be supplied directly to our customer, Jishen Chemical Industry Co, via dedicated pipelines, while the remaining product will be provided to traditional applications markets,” said Dr. Yutong Zhu, Vice President and General Manager of Advanced Intermediated Business Unit Asia, Evonik Industries.

Jishen and Evonik have entered into a long-term supply contract for the purpose, and Jishen will use the hydrogen peroxide to propylene oxide (HPPO) process which is developed by Evonik and ThyssenKrupp Uhde GmbH, the company added.

PO is used primarily in the manufacture of polyurethane intermediates, and polyurethane in turn goes into the making of products such as car seats and furniture.

By: Dolly Wu
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