OQ Chemicals has announced mechanical completion in its Propel project, short for Propyls Elevated, at its Bay City, Texas, production site. This project is a crucial part of OQ Chemicals’ strategy to expand its portfolio of applications. It comprises key infrastructure and services, including the production of high-purity propionaldehyde. The project supports the operation of Röhm’s new state-of-the-art world-scale methyl methacrylate (MMA) plant, which is integrated into the Bay City site. MMA is a crucial precursor for applications such as coatings, adhesives, medical products, and road markings. Propel was completed on schedule with zero lost time and zero OSHA recordable incidents from all entities involved, including OQ Chemicals, contractors, and partners.

“This accomplishment reflects the dedication and excellent collaboration of our OQ Chemicals’ team, various partners, contractors, and stakeholders who were all instrumental in reaching this critical milestone. The project team is particularly proud of the safety culture demonstrated by everyone involved, which was paramount for achieving this exceptional safety performance,” said OQ Chemicals project director, Markus Heuwes.

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