Chemtura has started up production after its world-scale expansion project for AXION MAO
(methylaluminoxane) in Bergkamen, Germany, the US-based
specialty chemicals company said Friday.
This is another important milestone in executing
Chemtura Organometallics growth strategy by servicing our
customers with essential polymerization co-catalysts,
said Dr. Ulrich Stewen, general manager of Chemtura and
president of Chemtura Organometallics.
The additional AXION MAO manufacturing capacity
first came on-stream in July, as scheduled, he said.
This expansion, as well as the ongoing
enhancements of our global supply chain capabilities, will
further increase the security of supply for our customers
high-growth engineered-polymer projects, Dr. Stewen said.
The expansion is fully backwards
integrated based on our onsite trimethylaluminum (TMA)
production. This critical TMA feedstock, as well as our container
fleet, are continuously being adjusted to satisfy the growing
A constant and reliable quality is essential for the
performance of MAO used as a co-catalyst in single-site
catalyst technologies, according to Chemtura officials.
The expanded MAO production is an exact replication of
Chemturas engineering and process technology, the company says.