Solvay Commercializes New Route To Epichlorohydrin | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 90 Issue 10 | p. 15 | Concentrates
Issue Date: March 5, 2012

Solvay Commercializes New Route To Epichlorohydrin

Department: Business
Keywords: glycerin, epichlorohydrin, biobased chemicals
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Solvay’s new epichlorohydrin plant in Thailand.
Credit: Solvay
Solvay’s Thai affiliate has commissioned this plant in Map Ta Phut, Thailand, that makes the epoxy raw material epichlorohydrin from vegetable oil-derived glycerin rather than petrochemical-derived propylene.
 
Solvay’s new epichlorohydrin plant in Thailand.
Credit: Solvay

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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