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Joint Development Agreement Technip FMC, Clariant Collaborate for Acrylonitrile Production

Editor: Ahlam Rais

Under a joint development agreement, Technip FMC and Clariant will work towards the demonstration and commercialisation of Clariant’s new Acrylomax propylene ammoxidation catalyst which is used for the production of acrylonitrile.

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Technip Energies’ Research Center will soon be commissioning a large demonstration reactor to test the technology.
Technip Energies’ Research Center will soon be commissioning a large demonstration reactor to test the technology.
(Source: Technip FMC)

UK – Technip FMC and Clariant Catalysts have recently announced that they have entered into a joint development agreement for the demonstration and commercialisation of Clariant’s new state-of-the-art Acrylomax propylene ammoxidation catalyst for the production of acrylonitrile. This new collaboration will bring together Technip Energies’ well-established expertise in fluid bed technologies and process development with Clariant’s longstanding experience and knowledge in the development, manufacturing and supply of catalysts for the petrochemical industry.

Acrylomax supports the profitable and efficient production of acrylonitrile, which is an important intermediate in the value chain of plastics and synthetic fibers for the automotive and textile industries. The agreement is an example of Clariant’s and Technip FMC’s efforts to develop and commercialise more efficient process technologies and to help customers achieve sustainability targets. Technip Energies’ Research Center in Weymouth, Massachusetts, will soon be commissioning a large demonstration reactor to test the technology.

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Stan Knez, President of Technip FMC Process Technology, commented: “We are pleased to collaborate with Clariant Catalysts in this development effort that leverages our synergistic capabilities and continues to bring to market leading technology solutions.”

Stefan Heuser, Senior Vice President & General Manager at Clariant Catalysts, added: “We are delighted to work with Technip FMC and to contribute our expertise in ammoxidation. For producers of acrylonitrile, this combination of catalyst and process technology know-how will open the door to exciting new opportunities.”

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