Oil and Gas


Successful startup of world’s largest dehydrogenation plant using Clariant’s CATOFIN® catalyst technology

Dehydrogenation Plant of Hengli Petrochemical (Dalian) Refinery Co., Ltd. 
(Photo: Hengli Group)Clariant announced the successful startup of its CATOFIN catalyst at Hengli Group’s new mixed-feed dehydrogenation plant in Dalian, China. The new unit combines propane dehydrogenation (PDH) with iso-butane dehydrogenation (BDH) process technologies, and it will produce over 1 million tons of olefins per year -- becoming the world’s largest plant using CATOFIN catalyst technology.

Clariant Catalysts expands in the Middle East with new office in Saudi Arabia

Clariant Catalysts’ locations worldwide. 
(Photo: Clariant)Clariant announced today that the company’s Catalysts business inaugurated a new services and support office in Jubail, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Located in the eastern coast of the country, Jubail is the world’s largest industrial city and an important site for the petrochemicals market.

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

Clariant’s CATOFIN catalyst. 
(Photo: Clariant)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.

Clariant Catalysts and Wuxi Xiyuan win further contracts for formaldehyde production projects in China

Signing ceremony at Shandong Yushiju Chemical’s formaldehyde production site.
(Photo: Clariant)Clariant, a focused and innovative specialty chemical company, today announced that it will be collaborating with its engineering partner, Wuxi Xiyuan, in two new projects to supply their joint formaldehyde production technology. The new contracts, awarded by Shandong Yushiju Chemical and Shandong Sunny Wealth New Materials, will grow the number of customers using the partners’ advanced technology to six in a short period of time. The rapidly rising demand is due to the technology’s significantly higher efficiency and selectivity compared to the traditional silver-based method of formaldehyde production.

Clariant’s new OxyMax® PA 690 phthalic anhydride catalyst excels in start-up at Petrowidada plant

Petrowidada’s 70,000 MTPA phthalic anhydride production plant in Gresik, Indonesia. 
(Photo: © PT. Petrowidada)Clariant, a focused and innovative specialty chemical company, today announced the successful start-up of its new high-yield OxyMax PA 690 catalyst at Petrowidada’s world-scale phthalic anhydride plant in Gresik, East Java, Indonesia. After an industry-standard ramp-up time to a high ortho-xylene load of 100 grams per normal cubic meter (g/Nm³), the production facility reports significantly greater yield for the first nine months of operation. The highly favorable results demonstrated at the Petrowidada plant are due to the unique design and materials employed in the new catalyst.

Clariant’s insights push the boundaries of oilfield efficiency at 2019 SPE International Conference on Oilfield Chemistry

Clariant’s insights push the boundaries of oilfield efficiency at 2019 SPE International Conference on Oilfield Chemistry. 
(Photo: Clariant)Clariant, a focused and innovative specialty chemical company, will participate in the 2019 SPE International Conference on Oilfield Chemistry (OCC) with a record number of presentations on emerging technologies to support reliable performance of chemicals in the field. Experts from Clariant Oil Services will hold five presentations on latest technical advances and chair two committees during the two-day biennial event in Texas, USA.

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