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Mitsui Develops Hexene Catalyst Technology
10:55 AM MDT | July 1, 2008 | Deepti Ramesh
Mitsui Chemicals says it has developed a homogeneous catalyst technology to produce C6. The company plans to build a 30,000-m.t./year C6 plant using the technology. The plant is set to be onstream by 2010. Further details were not disclosed. The catalyst selectively trimerizes ethylene, Mitsui says. The technology was developed with olefin polymerization catalyst technologies that Mitsui has accumulated. The catalyst exhibits high selectivity and high activity—600 times that of traditional chromium catalysts, which are the only catalysts used so far to...
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