Clariant Receives Second Catalyst Contract With DGR In Dongguan, China

Aug. 7, 2020
A successful startup in 2019 leads to a second CATOFIN award for a new propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit in Dongguan, Guangdong Province, China.

Clariant announces a second contract win for its Catofin catalysts with DGR in Dongguan, China

Clariant announces a second contract win for its Catofin catalysts with Dongguan Grand Resource Technology (DGR) in Dongguan, China. DGR reportedly based its decision on the successful startup of its 600 KTA Catofin propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit in October 2019. Together, both PDH units will represent 1.2 million metric tons annually of additional annual propylene capacity, according to Clariant. Since 2017, Catofin Technology has reportedly been selected for a majority of new PDH awards globally, representing 22 new PDH plants, or more than 15 million metric tons of propylene annually.

“We are very proud of the fast execution of our project,” says Hanchu Li, general manager of Dongguan Grand Resource Technology. “Mechanical completion for the first phase was achieved in just two and a half years, followed by a quick and smooth startup. The results speak for themselves, and we thank Clariant and Lummus for their expertise and support. We expect the same favorable results upon commissioning the second phase in 2022.”

Used to produce more than 10 million metric tons of olefins annually, Catofin is reportedly selected for its higher production, reliability and return on investment. The catalyst provides reliable operation at high on-stream conditions (typically above 98%) and enables production significantly beyond design capacity (up to 110% on average), according to Clariant. Clariant’s Heat Generating Material reportedly produces heat inside the catalyst bed, which helps to increase selectivity and yield, while reducing energy costs and carbon dioxide emissions.

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