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Clariant continues the advance of propane dehydrogenation technology with new CATOFIN® 311 catalyst

  • New propane dehydrogenation catalyst further enhances proven benefits of previous CATOFIN generations
  • CATOFIN 311 is designed to offer even higher selectivity and longevity
  • Typical customer plants could benefit from increased productivity of up to $20 million over the lifetime of the catalyst

Munich, June 13, 2019 – Clariant, a focused and innovative specialty chemical company, today announced the launch of its latest propane dehydrogenation catalyst, CATOFIN 311. The new catalyst continues the CATOFIN success with a solution that delivers even greater selectivity and a longer lifetime of service, resulting in increased overall profitability for propylene producers.

With over 60 years of continuously improved performance, CATOFIN dehydrogenation is a highly reliable and productive method for light paraffin dehydrogenation. The process operates at optimum reactor pressure and temperature to maximize conversion of propane to propylene, while reducing investment and operating costs.

As an ongoing commitment to advance catalyst technology, Clariant and its licensing partner McDermott’s Lummus Technology consistently improve the CATOFIN process with innovations such as Heat Generating Material (HGM) and new catalyst generations. Thanks to its extraordinarily high reliability and selectivity, CATOFIN delivers excellent production output annually compared to alternative technologies. Over the last two years, CATOFIN technology has been selected for 11 new PDH projects worldwide, resulting in a total of 7 million tons of annual propylene production capacity.

Now, CATOFIN 311 further enhances the proven benefits of previous generations through improvements in selectivity and longevity. For a typical 600 kta PDH unit, customers could benefit from increased productivity of up to $20 million over the lifetime of the CATOFIN 311 catalyst.

Stefan Heuser, Senior Vice President & General Manager Business Unit Catalysts at Clariant, commented, “With the successful development of CATOFIN 311, we have reached yet another milestone in our advanced propane dehydrogenation technology. It is through this relentless commitment to innovation that we continue to add value to our customers’ businesses."

CATOTIN® IS A TRADEMARK OF CLARIANT REGISTERED IN MANY COUNTRIES.

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www.clariant.com

Clariant is a focused and innovative specialty chemical company, based in Muttenz near Basel/Switzerland. On 31 December 2018 the company employed a total workforce of 17 901. In the financial year 2018, Clariant recorded sales of CHF 6.623 billion for its continuing businesses. The company reports in four business areas: Care Chemicals, Catalysis, Natural Resources, and Plastics & Coatings. Clariant’s corporate strategy is based on five pillars: focus on innovation and R&D, add value with sustainability, reposition portfolio, intensify growth, and increase profitability.

www.clariant.com/catalysts

Clariant’s Catalysts business unit is a leading global developer and producer of catalysts for industrial processes. It has been part of the Catalysis business area of the Clariant Group since the acquisition of Süd-Chemie in 2011. Clariant Catalysts is headquartered in Munich, Germany, and has a total of 16 production sites (incl Joint Ventures), 7 sales offices, and 11 R&D and technical centers around the world. Approximately 2 061 employees serve customers across all regional markets. Aimed at delivering sustainable value to customers, Clariant’s catalysts and adsorbents are designed to increase production throughput, lower energy consumption, and reduce hazardous emissions from industrial processes. The broad portfolio also includes products that enable the use of alternative feedstock for chemical and fuel production.

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Clariant’s CATOFIN catalyst. 
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