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Clariant and China National Congress on Catalysis solidify partnership to support catalytic research

October 20/2021

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Clariant and Chinas National Congress on Catalysis solidify partnership to support catalytic research, said the company.

As this years 20th National Congress on Catalysis of China (NCC) gets underway in Wuhan, Clariant has presented the 8th National Catalysis Achievement Award for outstanding R&D achievement in the field to Youchang Xie, Professor of Physical Chemistry at Beijings Peking University.

A key theme of the Congress this yr is catalytic science and technology for a green, low-carbon future. Professor Xie, who is also vice chairman of the Academic Committee of the State Key National Laboratory of Catalysis, is internationally recognized as playing an important role in the research and development of catalysts and adsorbents.

"Highly effective carbon monoxide adsorbents and separation technologies, based on his theory, have made Chinas coal-based and broader chemical industries more environmentally friendly and resource-efficient, said Marvin Estenfelder, Head of R&D at Clariant Catalysts. As a key industry innovator and driver of sustainable chemical production, we are proud to recognize Professor Xies distinguished contributions to the field."

Im proud to receive this award as I have dedicated my professional life to chemical research and teaching, with a focus on catalysis. As sustainability becomes more important I am pleased to see innovations that drive greener production processes being implemented in the industry and I would like to thank the Catalysis Society of China and Clariant for presenting and supporting this prize, said Xie.

Research will play an increasingly important role in the transition to carbon neutrality and Clariants sponsorship of this important award for three installments of the Congress 2021, 2023, 2025 builds on its existing research co-operations with top universities in China. Clariant Catalysts also recently opened a new, state-of-the-art R&D center, One Clariant Campus, in Shanghai, where a local team of researchers is dedicated to sustainable innovation.

All these initiatives support Clariants commitment to helping customers reach their sustainability targets by continually working to improve the efficiency of existing production processes in the chemical industry with novel approaches such as Power-to-X.

As MRC informed before, in October 2020, Clariant (Muttenz, Switzerland) announced the construction of a new state-of-the-art catalyst production site in China. This project represents a significant investment which further strengthens Clariants position in China and enhances its ability to support its customers in the countrys thriving petrochemicals industry.

The new facility will be primarily responsible for producing the Catofin catalyst for propane dehydrogenation, which is used in the production of olefins such as propylene. Thanks to its excellent reliability and productivity, Catofin delivers superior annual production output compared to alternative technologies, resulting in increased overall profitability for propylene producers, says the company. Construction at the Dushan Port Economic Development Zone in Jiaxing, Zhejiang Province was scheduled to commence in Q3 2020, and Clariant expects to be at full production capacity by 2022.

Propylene is the main feedstocks for the production of polypropylene (PP).

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's estimated PET consumption totalled 411,200 tonnes in the first six month of 2021, up by 12% year on year. Russian companies processed 62,910 tonnes in June, compared to 85,890 tonnes a month earlier.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:petroleum products, katalizator, neftegaz, petrochemistry, Clariant International.
Category:General News
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