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UOP Technology Selected for Linear Alkylbenzene Plant in China

12:35 AM MDT | March 23, 2011 | Deepti Ramesh

UOP, a Honeywell subsidiary, says that its technology has been selected by Great Orient Chemical (Taicang, China) for a new complex in China that will produce linear alkylbenzene (LAB), a key ingredient for biodegradable household laundry detergents. The new complex will produce 100,000 m.t./year of LAB to support the growing demand for detergents, UOP says. The plant is expected to come online in the second quarter of 2012. “This facility will help to meet the growing demand for detergents in China and around the world,” says Iskandar Tanu, president...

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