China: Solvay Announces Further Expansion Growing Markets for Diphenols

Editor: Alexander Stark

Solvay has recently announced a capacity extension project for hydroquinone (HQ), catechol (PC) and para-methoxyphenol (MEHQ or PMP) at its Zhenjiang site, China.

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Lyon/France – The expansion is scheduled to be operational in 2018. “From this hydroquinone and catechol competitive platform, Solvay intends to grow in butyl hydroxyl anisole (BHA) and tertio butyl hydroquinone (TBHQ) Diphenol derivatives used as food and feed antioxidants,” revealed Jacques Guglielmi, Asia VP & General Manager at Solvay Aroma Performance.

Solvay has already invested and started up a new high quality BHA production in France since November 2015 and will start a new technology TBHQ production in India in July 2016. The company also recently started a new Vanillin plant in China, fully FSSC 22000 food certified along the integrated production from Catechol to Vanillin.

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