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Clariant and CB&I Announces Plans to Construct New PDH Plant in China

China: Clariant SE, a Switzerland based specialty chemicals manufacturer, in collaboration with its technology partner, CB&I, is planning to build a new Propane Dehydrogenation (PDH) unit in Dongguan City at Guangdong Province of China. The contract obtained from Dongguan Grand Resource Science & Technology by Clariant SE and CB&I contains details on the licence and engineering design of the new PDH unit. The new PDH unit would be based on the Catofin catalytic dehydrogenation technology that utilises Clariant's Catofin catalyst and Heat Generating Material (HGM). With the strategic utilisation of Catofin catalyst and HGM, Clariant SE is aiming to cut hazardous emissions from the plant and offer several commercial benefits to its clients. The Catofin technology employed for petrochemical facility in China, makes use of ideal temperature and pressure conditions, magnifying the dehydrogenation of isobutene, propane or isopentanes to manufacture isobutylene, propylene or amylenes respectively, at lower production costs.

TechSci Research depicts that this new PDH plant in China would help Clariant in improving the quality of its products. The strategic adoption of Catofin catalytic dehydrogenation technology at this facility would also maximise the production capacity of Clariant, which in turn would help the company in catering to the demand generated by its customers across the globe.

According to the recently published report by TechSci Research, “Global Propylene Market By Application, By Region, Competition Forecast and Opportunities, 2011 - 2025”, the global propylene market is forecast to grow at a CAGR around 6% during 2016-2025, on account of growing industrialization and rising demand for demand for eco-friendly paints across commercial and residential set ups. Additionally, announcements of various emerging OPT plants for propylene coupled with smooth trading practices between countries is boosting global propylene market. Furthermore, polypropylene is projected to dominate global propylene market, on account of increasing government regulations for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in environment supported by tremendous growth in the production of light commercial vehicles and packaging industries. Few of the leading players operating in global propylene market include Sinopec Corp., CNPC and ExxonMobil Corporation, among others.

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