Clariant Catalyst and Shanghai Huaxi Partner in Hydrogen Production Projects

Clariant’s Catalysts business unit has agreed to partner with Shanghai Huaxi Chemical Industry Science & Technology Co., Ltd. on hydrogen production projects in China. According to the agreement, Clariant’s catalysts will be qualified and recommended for Shanghai Huaxi’s medium temperature shift (MTS) process licenses. Clariant will provide a range of catalysts for Reforming, Hydrodesulfurization, and the Water Gas Shift process. According to the companies, the deal combines Shanghai Huaxi’s advanced process technology with Clariant’s state-of-the-art catalysts to provide a highly efficient and economical solution for hydrogen producers.

Per the agreement, Shanghai Huaxi will recommend Clariant’s ReforMax® series catalysts for the Reforming process, and HDMax® series catalysts for the Hydrodesulfurization of the feed stream. For the Water Gas Shift process, Shanghai Huaxi will endorse Clariant’s high-performance ShiftMax® 300 catalyst in all awarded projects.

“At Shanghai Huaxi, we are always looking for ways to further boost the benefits of our hydrogen production technologies,” said Zhiyuan Ji, general manager of Shanghai Huaxi Chemical Industry Science & Technology Co., Ltd. “With Clariant, we have found the right partner to do so. Their catalysts perfectly complement and enhance our processes, so that we can offer even greater efficiency to hydrogen producers with more value.”

“Earlier in 2017, Shanghai Huaxi and Clariant agreed to collaborate in several new hydrogen projects,” stated Thomas Wenger, head of BU Catalysts at Clariant in China. “Now, we are very pleased to be intensifying our partnership with such an experienced industry leader. Our combined strengths in MTS hydrogen production, and equal commitment to service, will bring significant advantages to Chinese customers.”

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