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Arkema starts up acrylic acid capacity expansion at Clear Lake, TX

12:41 AM MDT | June 6, 2013 | Deepti Ramesh

 Arkema says it has brought onstream the previously announced additional acrylic acid capacity at its Clear Lake, TX site. This project will improve reliability and increase competitiveness of the Clear Lake plant and it brings the site to a nameplate capacity of 270,000 m.t./year. The project is a major portion of the $110-million investment announced in November 2010. Last year, at its Bayport, TX facility, Arkema started up a unit for 2-ethyl hexyl acrylate, used in pressure sensitive adhesives. The acrylic acid capacity expansion at Clear Lake was the...

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