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Huntsman's German venture to expand capacity
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Apr '08
Sasol-Huntsman GmbH & Co KG, a 50/50 joint venture between affiliates of Huntsman Corporation and Sasol Limited located in Moers, Germany, announced plans to pursue the expansion of its maleic anhydride manufacturing capacity by 45,000 mt.

The new capacity, which is expected to be on-line in first quarter 2011, will increase Sasol-Huntsman´s production capacity by 75%, to 105,000 mt. The expansion will be funded by the joint venture's internal cash flow and its non-recourse financing.

The expansion will be achieved via construction of a second world scale 45 kt reactor and purification section on the same site as the existing plant.

However, the new reactor and purification section will be operated independently from the existing plant to ensure continuous product flow without production interruption, even during scheduled T & I shutdowns and catalyst re-packs.

Basic engineering and site preparation are complete. The reactor and selected other major equipment are scheduled to be ordered in early May, and the EPCM contract to be awarded in June.

The expanded plant will make use of the infrastructure on the Sasol Solvents Moers site, providing synergies for the Sasol-Huntsman joint venture as well as for Sasol.

The new plant's design is similar to Huntsman's 45 kt plant under construction in Geismar (USA), which is expected to be operational in late 2008.

Sasol-Huntsman Managing Director, Rolf Giessel, commented, “The robust demand for maleic anhydride makes it incumbent upon us to lead the way in meeting our global customers´ long-term requirements. Furthermore, this investment will help to maintain our leading position in Europe.“

Maleic Anhydride is the building block for unsaturated polyester resins, used mainly in fibreglass reinforced resins for construction, automotive and marine products.

It is also used in formulations for lube oil additives, food additives, paper chemicals, epoxies, as well as in a variety of other applications.

Huntsman Corporation


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