10/11/2011

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Solvay commissions the largest HP plant in the world in Thailand

The production process of the new plant in Map Ta Phut, Thailand, is based on Solvay's proprietary hydrogen peroxide technology that enables such large-scale plants to benefit from advantages in both specific investment and production costs, says the company. According to Solvay, its HP technology also brings environmental advantages such as reductions in energy consumption and in waste water. The plant has a capacity of over 330,000 t/y of hydrogen peroxide at 100 % concentration and serves mainly as a captive raw material source for the manufacture of propylene oxide (PO) by Dow and Siam Cement Group (SCG). It is the second world-scale HP plant dedicated to PO production, the first being the 230,000 t/y HP plant in Antwerp, Belgium, commissioned at the end of 2008, which serves a Dow and BASF HPPO plant. Although primarily constructed to provide HP for the Dow/SCG HPPO plant, up to a quarter of the new HP plant's production will also be supplied to Solvay Peroxythai Limited (SPX). SPX is a leading manufacturer of HP in South-East Asia and for over 20 years has been supplying products throughout the Asian region including high purity grades to the food and electronic industries. This new project at Map Ta Phut will allow SPX to more than double its current capacity, consolidating its market position in the region and offering greater long-term security of supply for its customers, says the company.

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