AkzoNobel Plans Capacity Expansion For Chloromethanes

By Chemical Processing Staff

Oct 17, 2017

AkzoNobel's Specialty Chemicals business enters the design phase of a further capacity expansion in Germany for the production of chloromethanes, a key ingredient in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals and electronics. Production was recently expanded when the company converted its mercury-based chlor-alkali plant in Frankfurt to modern membrane technology, which increased the availability of chlorine raw material.

Chloromethanes are used as intermediates in the production of pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, refrigerants, silicone polymers and fluoropolymers, and are important raw materials for the construction and automotive industries, water treatment, cookware and electronics, according to the company.

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