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Dow’s Process Technology Selected for New Butanol Facility in China

Published on 2020-02-14. Edited By : SpecialChem

Dow’s Process Technology Selected for New Butanol Facility in ChinaDow and Johnson Matthey (JMAT) have announced Guangxi Huayi New Material Company has selected licensed process (LP) OxoSM SELECTOR™ 10 Technology to produce butanol at a new manufacturing facility in Qinzhou, China. Under the license, the plant will be built at Huayi’s integrated petrochemical complex in Qinzhou Port, P.R. China with an annual butanol capacity of 300,000 metric tons.

The new facility will represent 55th license of LP OxoSM Technology in partnership with Dow.

Technology with Efficient Production and Low Investment

LP OxoSM SELECTOR™ 10 Technology, licensed through Dow and JMAT, enables the efficient production of butanol with low capital investment and operating cost. Dow and JM provide customized plant designs, performance warranties, technical support pre- and post-plant start-up, ongoing technology updates, and more.

The suite of LP OxoSM Technology has been licensed into a significant number of projects across 15 countries, representing most of the world's oxo alcohols capacity licensed over the past 45 years.

Exapanding Adhesive and Sealant Business in China

Our Licensing and Catalyst technologies continue to be an important platform for Dow’s long-term growth,” said Donna Babcock, business director for Performance Intermediates, a business segment of Dow Industrial Solutions.

We are honored Huayi has chosen to license our LP OxoSM SELECTOR™ 10 Technology for their new butanol production facility in China. Together with Johnson Matthey, we will help position Huayi to grow with customers serving a range of downstream applications, from paint and coatings to adhesives and sealants” added Babcock.

Huayi New Material Company selected LP OxoSM Technology for the new facility, for the added benefit of working with Dow and Johnson Matthey. The company will be able to take an advantage of production efficiency gains, ongoing technical support, and other valuable benefits through the license.

Source: Dow
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