Shandong Chengtai to use Clariant catalyst for new isobutylene unit

12 May 2014 09:12 Source:ICIS News

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Switzerland-based specialty chemicals maker Clariant announced on Monday that its CATOFIN catalyst will be used in a new grassroots iso-butane dehydrogenation unit commissioned by Shandong Chengtai Chemical Industry.

Chicago Bridge & Iron (CB&I) has been awarded the contract for the licence and engineering design of the new unit to be built in Changyi, Shandong province of east China, according to Clariant’s statement.

The unit will use the CATOFIN dehydrogenation technology offered from CB&I and Clariant’s tailor-made CATOFIN catalyst to process iso-butane feed for the production of 114,000 tonnes/year of isobutylene.

Isobutylene is used as a building block to produce methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) and other downstream products.

By Dolly Wu