01 July 2013 17:13 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US specialty chemicals producer Eastman on Monday broke ground on a plant in Newport, Wales, that will more than double capacity for its Therminol heat transfer fluids.
The facility is expected to be operational in the second half of 2014 to produce Therminol 66 and other biphenyl based co-products, Eastman said.
Therminol heat transfer fluids are synthetic fluids used for indirect heating and cooling of chemical processes, as well as in consumable products as raw materials or process solvents in chemical applications.
“This expansion positions Eastman to meet the needs of heat transfer fluid customers with our flagship Therminol 66 product,” said Ravi Prakash, global business director of the specialty fluids business in Eastman’s Specialty Fluids and Intermediates segment.
The Newport site is part of last year's acquisition of Solutia, which is now a subsidiary of Eastman.
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