Singapore: Emulsions for Construction Applications Celanese to Begin Production at New Singapore VAE Emulsions Unit

Editor: Alexander Stark

Continuing the company’s strategy to add production facilities close to growing demand, Celanese begins production in its newest vinyl acetate ethylene (VAE) production unit.

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VAE emulsions are utilized in a wide variety of industrial and consumer applications
VAE emulsions are utilized in a wide variety of industrial and consumer applications
(Source: Celanese)

Singapore — The unit is located at the Celanese manufacturing facility on Jurong Island, Singapore, and will support the growing demand for ecologically friendly materials in the Southeast Asia region including Australia, India and New Zealand.

“Southeast Asia and India are leading the world’s construction demand – especially for infrastructure projects – which drives the region’s heavy demand for important materials such as VAE,” said Mark Oberle, Celanese senior vice president and head of Asia operations.

The new unit adds a third facility to the company’s VAE investment in Asia and the fourth production unit within this Singapore plant. The first Celanese VAE unit began production at the company’s Nanjing, China integrated chemical complex, and the second unit started producing VAE emulsions at the same Singapore complex. Celanese announced the groundbreaking of this new Singapore VAE unit in April 2015.

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