Clariant expanding Houdry dehydrogenation catalysts production plant

Clariant expands dehydrogenation catalysts capacity in Kentucky, US

10:43 AM, 11th October 2013
Clariant specialty chemicals leader plans expanding Houdry dehydrogenation catalysts production plant

MUTTENZ, SWITZERLAND: Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, has successfully expanded production capacity for Houdry dehydrogenation catalysts at its Louisville/Kentucky, US plant. The investment will support increasing demand for Houdry catalysts driven mainly by shale gas development. The facility will come on-stream in mid-October 2013 as planned.

Houdry dehydrogenation catalysts are used in the petrochemical industry to produce C3- and C4-olefins (including butadiene) from light paraffin using the CATOFIN and CATADIENE technologies, which are licensed through CB&I. CB&I is one of the world’s leading engineering, procurement and construction companies and a major process technology licensor.

“Increasing production capacity for our proprietary, high-performance Houdry catalysts is an important part of Clariant’s growth strategy to capture opportunities driven by shale gas development which creates significant need for on-purpose olefin production. With vast experience gained over decades to support our customers in achieving reliable operation, Clariant is well positioned to serve this market,” said Stefan Heuser, Senior Vice President, Head of BU Catalysts, Clariant.

 

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