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USA: Industrial Gases Linde Starts Up New Air Separation Unit and CO2 Plant in Texas
The new air separation unit has been initiated due to a long term agreement signed between Linde and Meglobal. Under the deal, Linde will supply oxygen and nitrogen for Meglobal’s EG manufacturing process at its Oyster Creek unit.
Guildford/UK – Linde has recently announced that it has started up a new air separation unit (ASU) in Freeport, Texas, as part of a long-term agreement to supply industrial gases to Meglobal's new ethylene glycol (EG) plant in Oyster Creek, Texas.
The new ASU will safely and reliably supply oxygen and nitrogen to Meglobal’s Oyster Creek unit which will be used for its EG manufacturing process. EG is used as a raw material in a variety of products, such as polyester fibers, polyethylene terephthalate resins for liquid and food containers, and other industrial applications. The ASU will also supply Linde's extensive industrial gas pipeline system and add new argon capacity.
In addition to the ASU, Linde started a new carbon dioxide (CO2) plant in Freeport, Texas, that will recycle the crude CO2 supplied from the Meglobal process. The crude CO2 will be purified and liquefied into commercial grades to serve customers in a variety of industries, including food and beverage, where it is used to carbonate drinks, as well as to freeze, chill, preserve and package food.