Solvay starts epichlorohydrin plant in Thailand

Solvay starts epichlorohydrin plant in Thailand

1:53 AM, 28th February 2012
Solvay starts epichlorohydrin plant in Thailand
Solvay headquarters in Belgium.

BANGKOK, THAILAND: Solvay announced that its affiliate Vinythai has successfully commissioned its world-class bio-sourced epichlorohydrin plant based on Solvay’s innovative epicerol technology in Thailand. The epicerol technology is based on the transformation of glycerin obtained as by-product from refining vegetable oils into biofuel. This technology is protected by 1000 patent titles, some of them already granted in different parts of the world. The world-class epicerol plant, which required a €120 million investment, is providing its customers the possibility to improve the ecological footprint of their products.

“An environmental sustainable technology based on a renewable resource as raw material is now available in the fast growing Asia-Pacific region. This world-class plant starts serving its customers, creating a win-win situation for Vinythai’s customers and shareholders. With these dynamic market conditions in the whole region, Solvay is pleased to pursue its epichlorohydrin project in Taixing, China, for which it recently received the Environmental Impact Assessment approvals,” said Vincent de Cuyper, Group General Manager, Chemicals Sector and Member of the Executive Committee, Solvay.

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