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Avantor Adds Methylene Chloride and Acetone to Portfolio

11:23 AM MDT | August 23, 2011 | Rebecca Coons

Avantor Performance Materials (Phillipsburg, NJ), formerly Covidien’s Mallinckrodt Baker unit, says it has added methylene chloride and acetone production capabilities at its Phillipsburg, NJ facility. Methylene chloride is used in pharmaceutical and cosmetic applications. Acetone is used as a pharmaceutical intermediate as well as medical, cosmetic, and fuel applications. Both are manufactured according to cGMP practices. The company also plans to expand its cGMP solvent manufacturing capability in the near future, including hexane. Avantor recently...

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