BASF, Dow Open Novel Propylene Oxide Plant | March 16, 2009 Issue - Vol. 87 Issue 11 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 87 Issue 11 | p. 21 | Concentrates
Issue Date: March 16, 2009

BASF, Dow Open Novel Propylene Oxide Plant

Department: Business

Chemical giants BASF and Dow Chemical have started up a propylene oxide plant in Antwerp, Belgium, that is based on new hydrogen peroxide-to-propylene oxide technology they jointly developed. The plant has a capacity of 300,000 metric tons per year, making it the world's largest facility for the polyurethanes precursor, the partners say. They tout its economies of scale, reduced water consumption, and lower energy usage.

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