December 2006

Trends and Resources

HP Construction: Europe

BASF Aktiengesellschaft (BASF) and Dow Chemical Co. (Dow) have formed a long-term venture to produce propylene oxide (PO) at what is claimed to be the world's first commercial-scale hydrogen peroxide ..

Jackson, Kim M., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

BASF Aktiengesellschaft (BASF) and Dow Chemical Co. (Dow) have formed a long-term venture to produce propylene oxide (PO) at what is claimed to be the world's first commercial-scale hydrogen peroxide propylene oxide (HPPO) plant at BASF's site in Antwerp, Belgium. This plant uses a new technology developed jointly by BASF and Dow. PO is a core ingredient for the polyurethane industry. Solvay S.A. will supply hydrogen peroxide (HP) to the new facility. The HPPO plant will be fed with HP from a second new plant at the Antwerp site. The HP plant will have a capacity of 230,000 metric tpy and will be constructed by Solvay, BASF and Dow. The 300,000 metric tpy HPPO unit, which is being built jo

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