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Solvay to build alkoxylation plant in Singapore; Shell to supply feedstock

8:24 AM MDT | April 16, 2013 | Natasha Alperowicz and Ian Young

Solvay will build a large alkoxylation facility in Singapore that is expected to start operations by 2015 and will serve the fast-growing Asian market for home and personal care, coatings, industrial, agchems, and oil and gas, the company announced today. The facility will be connected to Shell Chemicals' previously announced high-purity ethylene oxide (HPEO) purification column at Jurong Island, Singapore. Shell held a groundbreaking ceremony today for the HPEO unit, which will have an initial capacity of 140,000 m.t./year, and for 2 ethoxylation units...

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