The Business Unit Catalysts of Clariant, Muttenz, Switzerland, has signed long-term cooperation agreements with CB&I’s Lummus Novolen Technology GmbH business unit.
The two companies will combine and ramp up R&D efforts to develop improved polypropylene catalyst and donor technologies. When successful, existing and future Lummus Novolen licensees and other polypropylene producers will be supplied with the new catalyst developed by a new state-of-the-art Ziegler-Natta polypropylene catalyst production line.
Clariant and Lummus Novolen will jointly invest about CHF 65 million in this new state-of-the-art polypropylene catalyst production line at Clariant’s catalyst production hub in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. The plant is expected to be on stream in 2015.
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