Hydrogen Peroxide World Class Hydrogen Peroxide in Thailand

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Solvay announced the commissioning of a world class hydrogen peroxide plant at Ma Ta Phut, Thailand. The jointly operation of Solvay and Dow produces 330,000 tons of hydrogen peroxide per year for a nearby propylene oxide production.

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(Picture: Solvay)
(Picture: Solvay)

Brussels/Belgium – MTP HPJV, a joint venture of Dow and Solvay in Thailand has just commissioned the largest hydrogen peroxide (HP) plant in the world. The facility at the Ma Pa Thut industrial park high-yield hydrogen peroxide technology. According to Solvay, this technology combines cost savings for investment and production costs but also a reduced energy and water consumption. The 330,000 tons per year year plant mainly provides raw materials for a nearby propylene oxide (PO) production Dow and Siam Cement Group.

This project is the second world-scale HP plant dedicated to PO production, the first being the 230,000 tons HP plant (Antwerp, Belgium) commissioned at the end of 2008, which serves a Dow and BASF HPPO plant. Producing PO with hydrogen peroxide has several advantages, Solvay officials say. Especially the economic and ecologic viability profit from this method compared with conventional propylene oxide production technologies.

"This new world-class plant gives Solvay the means to bring its Hydrogen Peroxide business to a significantly higher level within this fast growing region and consolidate its position as technology leader", said Eric Mignonat, General Manager Strategic Development Unit Essential Chemicals at Solvay. "We look forward to serving the very dynamic market and customers", he added.