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PQ to invest $120 million to boost catalyst production in Kansas

11:43 AM MDT | May 17, 2013

PQ Corp. says it will invest more than $120 million to expand catalyst production at its Kansas City, KS site. The project will increase capacity for PQ’s wholly owned silica catalyst business as well as the specialty zeolite catalyst business of Zeolyst, a 50-50 joint venture between PQ and Shell’s CRI/Criterion subsidiary. “The capacity will help PQ meet the growing worldwide demand for specialty catalysts,” says Mike Boyce, chairman and CEO of PQ. “The catalysts produced at the Kansas City plant are shipped worldwide and many are used to reduce...

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