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MFG Chemical upgrades newly acquired Pasadena, Texas plant

December 04/2018

MOSCOW (MRC) -- MFG Chemical, a global leader in specialty and custom chemical manufacturing, is upgrading its Pasadena, Texas plant, which the company acquired in March 2018, and sits on 24.5 acres, as per Hydrocarbonprocessing.

The acquisition of the Pasadena plant, together with the companys 3 plants in Northwest Georgia, makes MFG Chemical one of Americas largest consumers of Maleic Anhydride.

Pasadena plant improvements are scheduled for completion by the end of the 1st Quarter of 2019,  and entail a multi-million dollar investment.

Improvements include debottlenecking and new capacity additions, including two new reactors, one of which is 20,000 gallons in size.

Keith Arnold, CEO of MFG Chemical and Member of the SOCMA Board of Governors, commented, "MFG is increasing its capacity to meet its customers growing needs for custom and specialty chemistries."

As MRC reported earlier, in October 2016, SIBUR signed an agreement with Conser, an Italian engineering company, to acquire a license for maleic anhydride (MAN) production technology for its Tobolsk facility.

Maleic anhydride is used in the construction, agriculture, automotive, paint and varnish, furniture, pharmaceutical and other industries. It serves as feedstock for films, synthetic fibers, pharmaceuticals, detergents, fuel components and oils. The use of MAN allows achieve high strength of the material as well as its resistance to moisture, extreme temperature and mechanical stress.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:maleinoviy angidrid, fibers/filaments, car components, furniture, petrochemistry, construction, paints and coatings, film, Sibur Tobolsk, Russia, USA.
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