With the help of Nouryon’s Cid technology, Karpatnaftochim plans to increase and improve its reactor output, while making its production process safer.
The Netherlands – Nouryon, formerly known as Akzo Nobel Specialty Chemicals will license its innovative continuous initiator dosing (Cid) technology to Karpatnaftochim, Ukraine’s largest polyvinyl chloride producer.
Nouryon’s patented Cid technology allows PVC producers to increase reactor output by up to 40 per cent, improve product quality, and make the production process intrinsically safer, all with minimum capital expenditure.
In conventional PVC production, the organic peroxide initiator is added in one step – this generates a lot of heat and the reactor output is determined by the cooling capacity. With Cid technology, the initiator is added continuously, reducing the amount of heat produced, making the process safer and increasing the effective capacity of the reactor.