This company has expanded its line of selective oxidation catalysts with the new VAMax™ -series catalysts, which reportedly offer high-activity for vinyl-acetate monomer (VAM) producers. 

VAM is produced by reacting ethylene and acetic acid with oxygen in the presence of a catalyst. It is an essential building block for various polymer and copolymer derivatives, which are used in the manufacture of paints, adhesives and performance plastics for the automotive and construction industries. The VAMax series of catalysts have reportedly demonstrated consistent and outstanding performance in commercial-scale production of VAM over extended run lengths. The high-activity catalysts can allow a VAM producer seeking to increase production to achieve higher yields on the basis of the same scale of production equipment.

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