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Songwon Plans New Isobutylene Plant in Korea

2:11 PM MST | November 19, 2007 | CW Editorial Staff

Songwon (Ulsan, Korea) says it will invest $20 million to build a 30,000 m.t/year high-purity isobutylene plant at Maeam, Korea. The company says the plant will be the world’s first large-scale facility that produces isobutylene from t-butanol. The process will be based on the catalytic cracking of t-butanol, and will enable the production of high volumes at lower costs, Songwon says. It is due onstream in the first quarter of 2009. Songwon says the new plant will ensure that the company is no longer reliant on outside supply isobutylene, which is a...

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