Chemetry, Braskem to build EDC demonstration plant

Chemetry, a technology innovation company dedicated to the development of environmentally sustainable chemical processes with superior economics, and Braskem, the producer of thermoplastic resins in the Americas, will construct and operate a Demonstration Plant using Chemetry’s eShuttle® technology for the production of ethylene dichloride (EDC) in Brazil. 
The eShuttle® EDC Process uses a unique metal halide ion process to produce high purity EDC, a commodity chemical used primarily for PVC production, without the generation of chlorine gas. The process significantly reduces electrical power consumption and production costs compared to the latest generation chlor-alkali processes. The eShuttle® technology has been pioneered in Chemetry’s state of the art laboratories and fully integrated pilot plant in Moss Landing, California.
The technology uses the same feedstocks and produces the same products (EDC, caustic and hydrogen) as conventional processes, making it ideal for both greenfield projects and retrofits of existing chloralkali/EDC plants. It also offers EDC producers the ability to expand production within the same cell room footprint and power requirements.
The agreement leverages Chemetry’s expertise in electrolyzer design and halide chemistry with Braskem’s long term strength in chlor-alkali and vinyls plant operation and product marketing.
The initial focus of this agreement will be the construction of a demonstration unit to be installed at Braskem’s Chlor-alkali Maceió site, Alagoas State, Brazil. Braskem’s Global Process Technology team will support the project.
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