09 October 2013 08:19 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Clariant’s newly-expanded production capacity for Houdry dehydrogenation catalysts in the US is expected to come on stream as planned in mid-October, the Switzerland-based specialty chemicals firm said on Wednesday.
The “double-digit million Swiss francs” debottlenecking investment will support growing demand for Houdry catalysts which has been driven mainly by shale gas development, the company said in a statement.
Houdry dehydrogenation catalysts are used in the petrochemical industry to produce propylene- and butylene-olefins from light paraffins, including butadiene (BD).
The company did not provide capacity details of the new unit.
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