Nouryon to Expand Ethylene Amines Offering with New Technology


Nouryon has inaugurated a demonstration plant in Stenungsund, Sweden to showcase a technology platform to produce ethylene amines and their derivatives. According to the company, the technology, which is based on ethylene oxide (EO), allows for selective production of a wide range of end products, enabling Nouryon to expand its ethylene amine product offering.

“The ability to extend our EO-based ethylene amines portfolio to selectively produce compounds including diethylenetriamine (DETA), triethylenetetramine (TETA) and other higher amines is a major opportunity, and we are excited about this breakthrough,” said Joppe Smit, general manager Ethylene Amines at Nouryon. “In addition, the new technology significantly reduces raw material consumption and substantially improves both cost and environmental performance by nearly eliminating all waste when compared with existing processes.”

Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) activities for a world-scale manufacturing facility based on this new technology are expected to start by the end of 2019. “We strongly believe that this technology has the potential to become a game-changer in the industry,” said Nouryon CEO Charlie Shaver. “This is a great example of how Nouryon is innovating to meet the evolving demands of our customers.”