SCG-DOW GROUP BREAKS GROUND ON PROPYLENE OXIDE PLANT IN THAILAND
In July 2007, Dow and Solvay S.A. announced the formation of a joint venture to build a new hydrogen peroxide (HP) plant, which will serve as a raw material source for the new PO plant. Located within the AIE site, the new HP plant will be the largest in the world with a name plate capacity of more than 330 kilotons per annum (KTA) of HP at 100% concentration. The HP will be produced using Solvay’s proprietary, high-yield HP technology and will supply both the PO plant and Solvay’s regional subsidiary, Peroxythai Ltd., which will use the additional product to meet growing customer demand. Operations for the HP plant are scheduled to begin prior to the startup of the PO plant.
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