IHS Chemical Week

Regions :: Western Europe :: France

Expansion Could Ease H2O2 Tightness

1:38 PM MDT | January 17, 2007 | Peck Hwee Sim

Arkema has brought onstream its 20,000-m.t./year hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) expansion at Becancour, PQ, upping capacity at the plant to 93,000 m.t./year (CW, Aug. 3, 2005, p. 13). The expansion boosts Arkema’s total H2O2 capacity in North America to 163,000 m.t./year, about 20% of the North American market. The additional capacity, which accounts for 2.5% of the market, could provide some relief to tight H2O2 supply, producers and analysts say. H2O2 operating rates have been running at or above 95% for the past two years due to lack of new capacity. The...

This information is only available to Chemical Week subscribers.


Forgot your user ID or password?
Click here to have it sent to you.

Not an IHS Chemical Week subscriber yet?

Here's why you should be:

  • 31 issues of Chemical Week magazine a year in print or digital format
  • Real time news and analysis on chemweek.com 
  • 20+ years of online archives
  • Topical e-newsletters that capture the most impactful events
  • Special issues with a regional or company focus
  • Global Outlook issue

Subscribe now


contact us | about us | privacy policy | sitemap

ihsCopyright © IHS, Inc.All rights reserved.Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.

North Asia Russia Southeast Asia China India/Pakistan Middle East Eastern Europe Western Europe Central America Canada USA Australia/New Zealand South America Africa