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ISP Adds THF Capacity to Meet U.S. Demand

5:33 AM MST | February 6, 2008 | Alex Scott in New Orleans

International Specialty Products (ISP; Waynem, NJ) told CW at the recent fine and specialty chemicals Informex expo in New Orleans that it has started building a new 16,000-m.t./year plant for producing pharmaceutical-grade tetrahydrofuran (THF) at the firm’s site in Marl, Germany. Production at the new plant is due to start in the fourth quarter of the year. The new plant is “a significant investment for ISP,” says Gary E. Force, director/North America sales and global accounts for ISP’s industrial business. “The investment will...

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