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Eastman unveils new EG process technology, plans non-phthalate plasticizer expansion
10:07 AM MDT | October 25, 2013
Eastman Chemical and Johnson Matthey Davy Technologies (JM Davy) have developed technology for the production of ethylene glycol (EG) from synthesis gas (syngas)â€“based feedstocks. Eastman says the new technology enables the production of EG from a variety of raw materials, including coal, natural gas, or biomass, and is based on proprietary catalysts and process design developed by Eastman and JM Davy. Unlike other recent syngas-based processes, this new technology does not go through oxalate intermediates, Eastman says. An extensive pilot plant demonstration...
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