Clariant Will Build Third Catalyst Production Site In China

Sept. 23, 2020
Clariant is set to build a new high-tech production site for Catofin catalysts in Jiaxing, Zhejiang Province, China.

Specialty chemical company Clariant announces the construction of a new state-of-the-art catalyst production site in China. This project represents a significant investment that strengthens Clariant’s position in China and enhances its ability to support its customers in the country’s thriving petrochemicals industry, according to the company.

The new facility will primarily be responsible for producing the Catofin catalyst for propane dehydrogenation, which is used in the production of olefins such as propylene. Construction at the Dushan Port Economic Development Zone in Jiaxing, Zhejiang Province is scheduled to commence in Q3 2020, and Clariant says it expects to be at full production capacity by 2022.

The new plant in Jiaxing will reportedly be Clariant Catalyst’s most digitized facility to date, incorporating sophisticated automation systems throughout the production process. Once completed, it will be Clariant’s third catalyst production plant in China. It will strengthen Clariant Catalyst’s existing network, which comprises a joint venture facility with the North Huajin Group in Panjin and a fully owned Clariant facility in Jinshan, Shanghai.

The first phase of the new plant will focus on meeting China’s PDH requirements through Catofin production. In the future, Clariant says it may expand manufacturing capabilities at the site to offer further catalyst technologies relevant to China’s chemical industry.

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