US Huntsman eyes 2016 startup for EO expansion

Source: ICIS News


HOUSTON (ICIS)--Huntsman expects to complete an expansion of its ethylene oxide (EO) plant in Port Neches, Texas, late in the first quarter of 2016, a spokesman said on Monday.

The company had discussed the plant in 2013. When completed, the project will expand the plant's capacity by 25%.

The plant's current capacity is 460,000 tonnes/year, according to ICIS plants and projects.

All of that EO will be consumed by Huntsman to make a variety of ethylene-based derivatives such as glycols, surfactants and amines, with more than 90% of the EO used at the Port Neches facility.

Additional reporting by Jeremy Pafford