Albemarle starts up metallocene catalyst plant in South Korea

07 August 2013 21:52  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Albemarle has started up its new catalyst manufacturing plant in Yeosu, South Korea, the US specialty chemicals producer announced on Wednesday.

Announced in September 2010, the plant will produce commercial quantities of single-site metallocene catalysts, as well as catalyst components such as methylaluminoxane (MAO).

Albemarle said production will support the growing needs of polyolefins producers around the world, including in the high-growth Asia-Pacific regions.

“The commercial unit in Yeosu is the latest in a series of investments that we have undertaken to meet the growing global demand for metallocene and single site finished catalysts,” said Amy Hebert, vice president of Albemarle’s catalysts global business unit. “With these new assets, we are not only increasing capacity and improving our portfolio, we are bringing the finished product closer to the end-user.”

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