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Ticona Starts Up Polymer Plant

by Alexander H. Tullo
October 3, 2011 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 89, ISSUE 40

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Celanese’s Ticona unit has started up a new polyoxymethylene (POM) plant at the Frankfurt Hoechst Industrial Park in Germany. Celanese says the plant, which has 140,000 metric tons per year of capacity, is the largest of its kind in the world. POM, also known as polyacetal, is an engineering polymer used in gears and other mechanical components.

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