Celanese Corp. has announced the expansion of its vinyl acetate/ethylene (VAE) manufacturing facility at its Nanjing, China, integrated chemical complex.
Celanese Corp., a leading,
global chemical company, has announced the expansion of its vinyl
acetate/ethylene (VAE) manufacturing facility at its Nanjing, China,
integrated chemical complex. The investment will support continued growth plans
for the Celanese Emulsion Polymers business throughout Asia, including China, India
and Southeast Asia and Australia.
The expanded facility will double the company’s VAE capacity in the region and
is expected to be operational the first half of 2011.
“This expansion anticipates
continuing strong growth for high-performing VAE emulsions in the region,” said
Doug Madden, Celanese corporate executive vice president. “Celanese is
committed to growth within China
and across Asia, and this expansion is a solid
example of our ongoing investment in the region. We recognize the importance of
planning for the future growth of our Emulsions business and are preparing for
growth by building upon our past success at our Nanjing facility.”
The emulsions expansion is
the latest in a number of investments by Celanese in China. Nanjing is currently the largest integrated
site in the Celanese global manufacturing network with six production units
including acetic acid and vinyl acetate monomer (VAM), several units from
Celanese’s Ticona business, and the existing emulsions plant.
“Since our first manufacturing
activities in China just over three years ago, Celanese Emulsion Polymers has
grown into a thriving organization in China and is presently expanding across
Asia, into India and surrounding countries, Southeast Asia, and Australia,” said
Phil McDivitt, general manager, Celanese Emulsion Polymers. “As a global leader
in vinyl-based chemistries, Celanese Emulsion Polymers brings innovation to our
customers, and we will continue to introduce cutting-edge products such as our
introduced in 2008, are high-performing binders used in low-odor, low-VOC,
environmentally friendly paints and coatings. In addition, the emulsions
expansion will support many industries including adhesives, waterproofing,
building and construction.
The new VAE emulsions plant
will yield manufacturing and supply chain synergies with the company’s current
facilities that manufacture vinyl-based homo- and copolymers, pure acrylic, and
VAE emulsions. The expanded facility will be built utilizing best-in-class
technologies drawn from the company’s global manufacturing footprint including
Europe and the Americas.
For more information, visitwww.celanese.com.