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Albemarle announced new technology product

October 08/2021

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Albemarle Corporation, a leader in the global specialty chemicals industry, announced today the addition of ACTION+ Catalyst Technology to the companys cornerstone ACTION FCC Catalyst line following two successful commercial trials, said Hydrocarbonprocessing.

The company announced this new technology product during the 2021 AFPM (American Fuel & Petroleum Manufacturers) Summit in New Orleans, an annual two-day industry education event.

Introduced in 2007, Albemarles ACTION Catalyst Technology has delivered best-in-class performance in butylene yield/selectivity and gasoline octane to refiners worldwide, said Raphael Crawford, President, Catalysts. Todays introduction of ACTION+ catalyst technology builds off that strong history with next-generation butylene yields and gasoline octane."

ACTION+ leverages the core technology of ACTION, the shape-selective ZT-400, in conjunction with ZT500, a new, innovative, Y-zeolite stabilization system. ZT-500 minimizes hydrogen transfer reactions, providing maximum LPG olefinicity with unrivaled butylene/propylene selectivity, and preserves those species which maximize gasoline octane.

"Albemarle understands that today's refiners face new, diverse and daunting obstacles to profitable FCC operation in an extremely challenging and competitive business environment, said Crawford. Our goal is to continue to provide novel, creative solutions for shaping and optimizing product yield slates to ensure maximum returns."

ACTION+ Catalyst Technology is available on a global basis after completing two commercial campaigns.

As MRC wrote previously, in 2018, W. R. Grace & Co. completed the USD416 million acquisition of the Polyolefin Catalysts business of Albemarle Corporation. The acquired business primarily develops and manufactures proprietary and custom-manufactured single-site catalysts as well as metallocenes and activators used in the production of plastic resins. The transaction also includes a comprehensive series of highly optimized Ziegler-Natta catalysts for polyethylene (PE) production.

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's estimated PE consumption totalled 1,396,960 tonnes in January-July 2021, up by 7% year on year. Shipments of all grades of ethylene polymers increased.

Albemarle Corporation, headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., is a global specialty chemicals company with leading positions in lithium, bromine and refining catalysts. The company actively pursues a sustainable approach to managing our diverse global footprint of world-class resources.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:petroleum products, PP, PE, neftegaz, petrochemistry, Albemarle.
Category:General News
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