China: Vinyl Acetate Monomer Technology KBR Awarded First Commercial License for VAM Technology
KBR has been awarded a contract for Vinyl Acetate Monomer (VAM) technology by Shenghong Refining Petrochemical (Lian Yun Gang), China. This is the first commercial VAM technology license secured under an alliance agreement between KBR and Showa Denko to commercialize their VAM technology.
Houston/USA — Under the terms of a recently signed contract, KBR will provide License and Basic Engineering Design for a 300 KTA VAM unit to be constructed in Lianyungang, China, as part of an integrated refinery and petrochemical complex. The VAM technology is backed by more than 40 years of know-how accumulated through the safe and stable operation of the Japanese group's ethylene based VAM unit at the Oita Petrochemical Complex in Japan. KBR also provided its phenol/acetone technology to Shenghong in 2019.