March 20, 2012

Vinythai starts glycerin-to-ECH plant

Solvay's subsidiary Vinythai noted last month that it has successfully commissioned its 100,000 tonnes/year epichlorohydrin (ECH) plant in Map Ta Phut, Thailand, that uses refined glycerin for feedstock via Solvay's Epicerol technology.

ECH is an essential feedstock for the production of epoxy resins and is also increasingly being used in applications such as corrosion protection coating, in electronics, automotive or aersopace markets.

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