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Eastman unveils new EG process technology, plans non-phthalate plasticizer expansion

7:43 AM MDT | October 28, 2013

Eastman Chemical and Johnson Matthey Davy Technologies (JM Davy) have developed technology for the production of ethylene glycol (EG) from synthesis gas (syngas)–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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