Co–Catalysts Sasol's Production Plant in Brunsbuettel Proves Viable
Sasol's plant for highly purified tri-ethyl aluminium (TEAL) products at Brunsbuettel takes the next step: The 6000 tons/year facility, which celebrates its first successful service year, has proven both viability and full functionality of the supply chain, the company states.
Hamburg/Germany – “With the existing local infrastructure and expertise, particularly in handling special chemicals, our Brunsbuettel plant is in an ideal position to produce TEAL reliably and in high quality and quantities, offering our global customers maximum product and supply security. With our latest approvals for the application of Alcat TEAL and our proven logistics chain we are ready to serve this growing global market for years to come,” Eric Stouder, General Manager Organics at Sasol said. The company had only recently obtained further approvals for the use of this product in applications such as the Novolen process, a leading polypropylene gas-phase technology. TEAL is used as a co-catalyst in the production of polyethylene and polypropylene, and also as a reactive intermediate in the manufacturing of linear alpha olefins (LAO).