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Clariant expands production capacity for dehydrogenation catalysts in US

October 14, 2012 | Deepti Ramesh

Clariant says it will expand the production capacity for Houdry dehydrogenation catalysts at its Louisville, KY site.  The expansion will involve a double-digit million Swiss franc investment, the company says. Production is expected to begin in September 2013. Houdry dehydrogenation catalysts are used in the petrochemical industry to produce C3- and C4-olefins from light paraffins using the Catofin and Catadiene technologies, which are exclusively licensed through CB&I subsidiary Lummus Technology. Surging ethylene production based on shale gas without...

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