Albemarle Unveils Catalyst Technology | November 3, 2008 Issue - Vol. 86 Issue 44 | Chemical & Engineering News
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Issue Date: November 3, 2008

Albemarle Unveils Catalyst Technology

Department: Business

Albemarle researchers have developed a proprietary catalyst activator that doubles productivity and lowers costs compared with conventional single-site polypropylene and polyethylene metallocene catalyst systems. Albemarle's ActivCat technology, which is based on aluminoxane cocatalysts, produces resins with properties similar to those made with standard methylaluminoxane/silica-type catalysts, according to the company.

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