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French Firm Mulls Isopropyl Alcohol Unit

9:28 AM MST | November 7, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Novapex, a Novacap Group (Lyon, France) subsidiary, says it is considering building a 40,000-m.t./year isopropyl alcohol (IPA) plant at Roussillon, France. The IPA plant would start operating in the second half of 2009 and consume acetone produced at Novapex’s phenol plant at Roussillon. A final decision will be made on the project in the coming months, Novapex says. Novacap is majority owned by private equity firm Bain Capital and comprises the former hydrochloric acid, phenol, and soda ash activities of...

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