Clariant Ramps Up Production Of Emission Control Catalysts

Aug. 3, 2021
Production volume for emission control catalysts at Clariant plant in Heufeld, Germany increases by 100% to meet rising global need.

Clariant plant in Heufeld, Germany 

Clariant Catalysts is expanding its capacity for emission control catalysts to meet growing global demand, particularly in China, according to the company. Clariant recently commenced operations at an additional, upgraded production facility in Heufeld, Germany, which features state-of-the-art production equipment exclusively dedicated to emission control catalysts. Production capacity for the catalysts reportedly is increased to enable a volume growth of 100% compared to 2019. The site, which now includes two units, covers a combined area of 1500 m². The plant operates under rigorous quality controls, according to Clariant, and is certified to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 standards.

Clariant’s EnviCat emission control catalysts reportedly remove harmful chemical compounds with conversion efficiency of “up to 99% and beyond.” The catalysts are suitable for off-gas abatement in a range of applications, from chemical production plants to stationary engines and turbines. The EnviCat range includes catalysts for the removal of various harmful emissions, including volatile organic compounds (VOCs), hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, nitrous oxide, nitrogen oxide and ammonia.

Demand for Clariant’s emission control catalysts reportedly has increased worldwide, particularly in China, where strict new legislation was introduced to improve the air quality. In 2020 and the first half-year of 2021, 56 chemical producers in the country decided to upgrade their chemical production facilities with Clariant emission control catalysts, according to the company. Strong growth comes from emission control for applications such as propane dehydrogenation (PDH), as well as acrylic acid, acrylonitrile and acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) production. Clariant says its advanced technologies help customers meet stringent governmental emission control standards and sustainable development regulations.

The Heufeld plant is Clariant’s largest research and second-largest production site for catalysts. The plant’s portfolio includes more than 500 varieties of emission control catalysts, such as EnviCat VOC for the removal of volatile organic compounds, hazardous air pollutants (HAPs), and carbon monoxide.

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