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Evonik to Build H2O2 Plant in Brazil

12:49 PM MST | November 10, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Evonik Industries says it will invest €45 million ($57.8 million) to build a 40,000-m.t./year hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) plant at its Triunfo, Brazil complex. Construction is due to begin in mid-2009 with operations scheduled for early 2011. The H2O2 will be used primarily in bleaching and oxidizing cellulose and paper. Evonik increased H2O2 capacity recently at its Barra do Riacho, Brazil plant by 16%, to 70,000 m.t./year. Evonik says its global H2O2 capacity is more than 600,000 m.t./year, ranking it among the top makers of the...

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