The range of ethylene amines targeted by the new technology platform includes diethylenetriamine (DETA) and triethylenetetramine (TETA), which are key building blocks in a number of growth applications such as epoxy curing, lube oil additives, and oil field chemicals.
“This promising technology is a clear example of the company’s commitment to growth through the introduction of new products and processes that better serve our customers,” said Joppe Smit, General Manager of the Ethylene Amines business. “The ability to extend the ethylene oxide-based ethylene amine product portfolio and selectively produce compounds like TETA has always been one of the major opportunities in our industry.”
“We strongly believe the newly developed technology has the potential to become a game-changer in the industry. In fact, in parallel to the construction of this demonstration plant we have already started to explore options for a world-scale manufacturing facility,” said Werner Fuhrmann, CEO of AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals.
AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals is a leader in the ethylene amines industry. Operating two production plants – one in Stenungsund, Sweden, and one in Ningbo, China – the company services customers in the agrochemicals, personal care and wet strength paper resins industry.