Arkema to modernize acrylic acid plant | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 95 Issue 3 | p. 10 | Concentrates
Issue Date: January 16, 2017

Arkema to modernize acrylic acid plant

Department: Business
Keywords: petrochemicals, acrylic acid, Texas, Arkema
[+]Enlarge
Arkema will modernize this acrylic acid plant in Texas.
Credit: Arkema
Photo of lights at Arkema’s Clear Lake acrylic acid plant flickering on as the big blue Texas sky yields to night’s cool indigo.
 
Arkema will modernize this acrylic acid plant in Texas.
Credit: Arkema

Arkema is spending $90 million on upgrades to its acrylic acid complex in Clear Lake, Texas. The company is replacing two aging reactors, each with 45,000 metric tons of annual capacity, with a single 90,000-metric-ton train. The project will be completed by mid-2019. Arkema calls itself the second-largest acrylic acid maker in North America, after BASF.

 
Chemical & Engineering News
ISSN 0009-2347
Copyright © American Chemical Society

Leave A Comment

*Required to comment