Air Liquide Engineering & Construction has signed a cooperation agreement with Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation to license MCC’s Butene-to-crude-Butadiene technology used in the petrochemical industry..
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC) has developed this state-of-the art oxidative dehydrogenation technology of n-butene to produce crude Butadiene and verified the viability in a demonstration plant at MCC Mizushima, Japan.
Butadiene is an important industrial chemical used in many day-to-day products, mainly as synthetic rubber for the automotive industry. Butadiene can also be used as a raw material for the production of products such as polymers, plastics and paper chemicals.
Air Liquide Engineering & Construction can now offer its customers a unique integrated solution for both, butene dehydrogenation and butadiene extraction. This allows to extend the production of Butadiene from the conventional extraction from a Naphtha Cracker product to on-purpose production based on a wider range of feedstocks.
Air Liquide Engineering and Construction is a worldwide recognised butadiene licensor with 37 references and it’s capabilities in custom-made design and engineering of butadiene units have been recognized as a benchmark in the industry, providing production reliability, low energy consumption and product quality.
Domenico D’Elia, Vice President and Chairman of Air Liquide Engineering & Construction, said, "Partnership with Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation is yet another important step to enhance our integrated offer in butadiene technology licensing. The combination of high-quality solutions in addition to our existing technology portfolio will create sustainable alternative production routes to our customers and create value over the long-term".
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation takes its position as one of the world’s top chemical companies and has a long history not only as a high quality petrochemical products manufacturer, but also as a licensor for reliable petrochemical technologies and a broad range of high performing catalysts.
Vice President Communications, Air Liquide Engineering & Construction, Large Industries and Europe Industries Hub
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