Clariant, a focused and innovative specialty chemical company, recently announced that it will be collaborating with its engineering partner, Wuxi Xiyuan, in two new projects to supply their joint formaldehyde production technology. The new contracts, awarded by Shandong Yushiju Chemical and Shandong Sunny Wealth New Materials, will grow the number of customers using the partners’ advanced technology to six in a short period of time. The rapidly rising demand is due to the technology’s significantly higher efficiency and selectivity compared to the traditional silver-based method of formaldehyde production.
Clariant’s FAMAX 200 DS is a next-generation formaldehyde catalyst which allows producers to achieve considerably higher productivity and profitability. The catalyst’s hollow, cylindrical shape reduces pressure drop over the catalyst bed by 10-15%. This special design gives producers the flexibility to reduce energy consumption when operating at the same plant capacity or to increase production capacity at the same energy costs.
The iron-molybdenum catalyst also features an advanced chemical composition which improves low-temperature activity and allows operation at reduced cooling medium temperatures.
Wuxi Xiyuan’s advanced process technology is a perfect match for Clariant’s world-class formaldehyde catalysts.