Oil and Gas


Clariant to build new high-tech production site for CATOFIN catalysts in Jiaxing, Zhejiang Province, China

Clariant high-tech CATOFIN™ production site in Jiaxing, Zhejiang Province, China. 
(Photo: Clariant)Clariant, a focused, sustainable and innovative specialty chemical company, today announced the construction of a new state-of-the-art catalyst production site in China. This project represents a significant investment which further strengthens Clariant’s position in China and enhances its ability to support its customers in the country’s thriving petrochemicals industry.

Clariant advances its strategic growth in China announcing new R&D partnership with top ranked Tianjin University

From left to right: Kevin Chan, Clariant’s Head of Catalysts China and Prof. Wenping Hu, Vice President of Tianjin University, signing the partnership agreement at the University’s premises. (Photo/Photographs: Clariant)Clariant Catalysts and Tianjin University (TJU) put the spotlight on the future development and commercialization of new catalytic solutions to better serve the needs of the Chinese market. They announced a long-term, strategic partnership that will focus on the research and development of new catalysts.

Clariant’s O2 remover solution helps Norwegian offshore team win prestigious “Hero Award”

Clariant’s O2 remover solution helps Norwegian offshore team win prestigious “Hero Award”. 
(Photo: Johan Sverdrup, copyright Equinor)In recognition of outstanding operational improvements, the Equinor production team on the Norwegian offshore oil platform, the Johan Sverdrup, has been recognized with the energy company, Equinor’s, May 2020 “Hero” award. The monthly honor highlights great cost, sustainability or personnel achievements around Equinor’s energy projects globally.

Clariant and Jiangsu Jinneng partner in catalytic off-gas treatment at Shandong Qilu Plasticizers’ phthalic anhydride plant

Clariant’s EnviCat VOC catalyst controls emissions at Shandong Qilu Plasticizers’ phthalic anhydride plant. 
(Photo: Clariant)Clariant and Jiangsu Jinneng’s collaboration in off-gas treatment is off to a strong start in 2020. Jiangsu Jinneng’s innovative catalytic combustion unit and Clariant’s highly effective EnviCat VOC catalyst have been in successful operation at the phthalic anhydride (PA) plant of Shandong Qilu Plasticizers Co. Ltd. since November 2019. The partners’ advanced emission control solution is used to purify production off-gas, which contains volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and carbon monoxide (CO). Located in Zibo, Shandong province, the plant already employs another Clariant product, the high-yield OxyMax PA 690 catalyst, to produce 70,000 metric tons of PA annually.

Clariant awarded a second CATOFIN catalyst contract with Dongguan Grand Resource

Clariant awarded a second CATOFIN catalyst contract with Dongguan Grand Resource. 
(Photo: Clariant)Clariant announced today a second contract win for its CATOFIN catalysts with Dongguan Grand Resource Technology (DGR) in Dongguan, China. The company based its decision on the successful startup of its 600 KTA CATOFIN propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit in October 2019. Together, both PDH units will represent 1.2 million metric tons annually of additional annual propylene capacity. Since 2017, CATOFIN Technology has now been selected for a majority of new PDH awards globally, representing 22 new PDH plants, or more than 15 million metric tons of propylene annually.

Clariant Catalysts powers Ineratec’s green fuel production technology

Ineratec’s compact reactor technology allows the entire synthesis process to occur in compact modular plants. 
(Photo: Ineratec)Clariant has joined forces with Ineratec in the challenge for a greener future. The companies have entered a partnership to develop and commercialize novel technologies for the production of renewable fuels and chemicals. Clariant will provide its extensive catalysis expertise and broad portfolio of syngas conditioning and upgrading catalysts to support Ineratec’s groundbreaking gas-to-liquid technology.

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