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USA: Chemicals De-bottlenecking of Deha Unit Complete

Editor: Ahlam Rais

The debottlenecking process has led to an increase in the capacity of Diethylhydroxylamine by 15 to 20 % at the St. Gabriel unit in Los Angeles. Deha is used primarily in water treatment and in the production of various polymers.

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Deha is used primarily in water treatment and in the production of various polymers.
Deha is used primarily in water treatment and in the production of various polymers.
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Tennessee/USA – Eastman Chemical Company has announced the successful completion of de-bottlenecking of its Diethylhydroxylamine (Deha) unit in St. Gabriel, Los Angeles. The debottlenecking has resulted in a 15 to 20 per cent increase in capacity.

“With growth in demand for Deha, our lead times had increased significantly,” commented Kyle Irion, U.S. product manager for Eastman’s Care Chemicals business unit, which is part of its Additives & Functional Products operating segment. Irion continued, “We take pride in our reliability and good customer service. This capacity increase will help us meet the growing needs of our customers.”

Eastman is the only producer of Deha in the Western Hemisphere and has been producing it for well over 40 years. Deha is used primarily in water treatment and in the production of various polymers, such as styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR).

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