Akzo, Fluorchemie Plan Joint Venture | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 89 Issue 47 | p. 16 | Concentrates
Issue Date: November 21, 2011

Akzo, Fluorchemie Plan Joint Venture

Department: Business
Keywords: fluorochemicals, chlorine, Germany

AkzoNobel and the German fluorochemicals maker Fluorchemie are setting up a joint venture to operate a 24,000-metric-ton-per-year hydro­chloro­fluoro­carbon-22 plant that Fluorchemie now owns in Frankfurt. The venture will start up at the beginning of next year. Akzo is spending $190 million to expand a nearby chlorine facility. Part of its capacity is destined for the HCFC-22 operation. HCFC-22 is an important feedstock for poly­tetra­fluoro­ethylene and refrigerant production.

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