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Evonik Starts up Isobutene Plant at Antwerp

6:48 AM MDT | April 1, 2011 | Natasha Alperowicz

Evonik Industries says it has started up a high-purity isobutene plant at its Antwerp site. The facility is designed to produce up to 110,000 m.t./year of isobutene and forms part of the site's integrated C4 production platform. It has tripled Evonik's overall capacity for isobutene, which is used as feedstock in the production of butyl rubber, plastics, anti-oxidants and fine chemicals. It is also used to produce polyisobutene, a starting material for lubricants, fuel additives, adhesives and sealants."The new production plant strengthens our position as...

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