Taminco confirms plans for choline chloride facility in Louisiana

25 February 2014 14:38 Source:ICIS News

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US-listed Taminco on Tuesday confirmed plans for a joint-venture choline chloride facility in St. Gabriel, Louisiana.

The alkylamines and alkylamine derivatives producer will build the plant in a joint venture with Balchem. The plant is expected to start up in 2015.

Financial or capacity details were not disclosed.

Taminco said that t
he new plant would serve a growing North American market, which is underpinned by increasing demand for choline chloride as a clay stabiliser in oil and gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing applications.

Choline chloride is also used as an additive in animal feed.

By Stefan Baumgarten