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Stepan names Behrens COO

December 02/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Stepan Corporation says it has named Scott Behrens to the position of president and COO, effective 1 January 2021, according to Chemweek.

Behrens has spent over 25 years with Stepan, and was most recently vice president and general manager/ surfactants. He is also a member of the American Cleaning Institutes board of directors.

As MRC informed before, Stepan conducted planned maintenance at its 90,000 tonnes/year phthalic anhydride (PA) plant Millsdale, Illinois, US, from early October to end-October, 2020.

Phthalic anhydride is widely used in for the production of paints and varnishes and plasticizers for PVC products. In a small amount it is used in the manufacture of rubber products, tires. In addition, it is used in the light, pharmaceutical and electrical industries.

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's overall PVC production totalled 718,500 tonnes in January-September 2020, down by 0.3% year on year. At the same time, only two producers managed to increase their PVC output.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PVC, ftaleviy angidrid, SPVC, petrochemistry, Stepan Company, Russia, USA.
Category:General News
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