Clariant has announced the grand opening of its new high-tech production site for CATOFIN® catalyst in Jiaxing, Zhejiang Province, China. The CATOFIN catalyst is a highly efficient and reliable propane dehydrogenation (PDH) catalyst, widely used in the production of propylene and other olefins. Additionally, the company has developed a specialty material, Heat Generating Material (HGM), which can reduce the energy consumption of the CATOFIN technology by up to one-third.
This CHF 80 million investment was completed in only 18 months from the ground-breaking ceremony in September 2020, with the plant becoming fully operational last year. It is a state-of-the-art plant with digitalized operations.
- Clariant AG, Muttenz, Switzerland