ALTIVIA Acquires KMCO Crosby
ALTIVIA Oxide Chemicals, LLC, an affiliate of ALTIVIA Petrochemicals, has acquired KMCO and its associated chemical ethoxylation manufacturing assets in Crosby, Texas. The facilities include 31 reaction and distillation trains with capacity for Ethylene and Propylene Oxide reactions as well as a range of organic reactions including polymerization, neutralization, and condensation. Products reportedly include surfactants, lubricant additives, fuel additives, and a variety of ethoxylation and propoxylation based intermediates.
According to the company, ALTIVIA has planned a $25 million process safety and control systems upgrade to the facilities and will start production in two new oxide reactors by the end of 2020.
“The reaction chemistries in Crosby are complementary to ALTIVIA’s current product offerings and will provide our customers important sourcing options,” said ALTIVIA’s chief executive officer J. Michael Jusbasche. “The market for oxylation tolling and custom manufacturing services will now have available a state-of-the-art facility in the U.S Gulf Coast.”