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MGC and JGC–licensed DME plant starts operation in Germany

7:46 AM MDT | October 19, 2012 | Deepti Ramesh

Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC) and JGC (Yokohama, Japan) say that performance testing was completed and that commercial operation began on 11 October at a licensed dimethyl ether (DME) plant commissioned by chemical manufacturer Grillo-Werke (Duisburg, Germany), using a process owned jointly by MGC and JGC. The plant is located in an industrial park at Frankfurt and has a production capacity of 20,000 m.t./year of DME. DME is currently used mainly in aerosol products for cosmetics and paint, but as its physical properties resemble those of liquefied petroleum...

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