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Taminco Starts Up DMAPA Unit at St. Gabriel, LA Facility

8:19 AM MST | November 22, 2011 | Lindsey Bewley

Methylamines and derivatives producer Taminco (Ghent, Belgium) says it has started up a new dimethylaminopropylamine (DMAPA) unit at its St. Gabriel, LA production facility. DMAPA is primarily used as a raw material for amine oxides and betaines both of which are surfactants used in personal care and household products, including detergents, shampoos, and liquid body wash.   When combined with Taminco’s existing production unit at Ghent, Belgium, the expansion will make Taminco one of the world’s leading producers of DMAPA. “The unit is now...

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