Issue Date: March 5, 2012
Solvay Commercializes New Route To Epichlorohydrin
Solvay’s Thai affiliate has commissioned a plant in Map Ta Phut, Thailand, that makes the epoxy raw material epichlorohydrin from vegetable-oil-derived glycerin rather than petrochemical-derived propylene. The 100,000-metric-ton-per-year facility was built at a cost of $160 million, Solvay says. The Belgian company continues to pursue a similar epichlorohydrin project in Taixing, China.
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