China: Vinyl Acetate Monomer KBR Wins Catalyst Supply Contract for Vam Project
China’s Shenghong Refining Petrochemical Co. has selected KBR to supply proprietary catalyst for its 300 KTA Vinyl Acetate Monomer project in China. Vinyl Acetate Monomer is a vital intermediate used for the production of polymers and resins.
Houston/USA – KBR has recently announced that it has been awarded a catalyst supply contract for a Vinyl Acetate Monomer (Vam) project by Shenghong Refining Petrochemical (Lianyungang) Co., China. Under the terms of the agreement, KBR will provide proprietary catalyst for Shenghong's grassroot 300 KTA Vam unit. The unit represents the first commercial Vam technology license and engineering contract under an alliance agreement between KBR and Showa Denko K.K. (SDK).
The KBR-SDK Vam technology is backed by more than 40 years of know-how accumulated through the safe and stable operation of SDK's ethylene based Vam unit at the Oita Petrochemical Complex in Japan. Vam is a key intermediate for the production of polymers and resins for adhesives, coatings, paints, films, textiles and other products.
"This award underscores KBR's emerging leadership in the Vam market and strengthens our successful partnership with Shenghong," said Doug Kelly, KBR President, Technology Solutions.