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Solvay to colocate new alkoxylation plant at LyondellBasell's Bayport site

8:03 AM MST | November 6, 2013 | Natasha Alperowicz

Solvay announced today that it will build a large-scale alkoxylation unit at an integrated industrial facility of LyondellBasell Industries' Equistar Chemicals affiliate, in order to serve a growing North American market. The unit will be built at Bayport, TX, at a cost of nearly €40 million ($54.1 million) by 2015. Equistar will supply the ethylene oxide raw material.   Alkoxylates are used as emulsifiers, detergents, and wetting agents and are the chemical foundation for a wide range of Solvay Novecare specialty surfactants. The on-pipe unit will...

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