Catalyst Technology New Isobutylene Unit in China to Use Clariant's Catofin Technology
Clariant bags the twentiest deal for its Catofin catalyst and process technology: A new iso-butane dehydrogenation plant in China will use the company's license and engineering expertise.
Changyi/PR China – The new grassroots plant of Shandong Chengtai Chemical Industry will use the Catofin dehydrogenation technology from CB&I and Clariant’s catalyst to process iso-butane for the production of 114,000 metric tons per year of isobutylene. “The Catofin technology has been selected for 20 projects in the last five years,” said Daniel McCarthy, President of CB&I’s Technology operating group.
“The first commercial propane dehydrogenation unit in China was based on Catofin technology and has been in successful operation since October 2013,” highlights Stefan Heuser, Senior Vice President and Head of Business Unit Catalysts of Clariant. Isobutylene is used as a building block to produce MTBE and other downstream products.