Calanese Launches Debottlenecking Effort at POM Plant

October 23, 2018

2 Min Read
Calanese Launches Debottlenecking Effort at POM Plant
Industriepark Höchst (IPH) in Frankfurt, Germany, the site of Calanese's polyoxymethylene (POM) production facility. Image courtesy of Google Maps

Specialty materials firm Calanese Corporation is kicking off a debottlenecking project at its polyoxymethylene (POM) production facility in Frankfurt, Germany, a company press release announced this month. 

“Calanese continues to exhibit its leadership position in the manufacture and compounding of highly engineered materials, such as POM, by adding capacity to support growth in sophisticated, functional polymers,” the firm’s chief operating officer, Scott Sutton, said in a statement. “We will continue to partner with our customers to deliver innovative solutions to meet ever-increasing customer need and respond to the changing complexity in high-performance polymers.”

The project will boost the capacity of the POM unit at plant, located at the Industriepark Höchst (IPH) in Frankfurt, by about 20 kt. Calanese said the improvements are expected to be completed within the next 24 months.  

“As we expand our palyacetal capacity and manufacturing capacity globally – with production facilities in every region in the world – Calanese continues to demonstrate the expertise needed to efficiently run the world’s largest polymer and chemical facilities,” John Mortimer, vice president of global manufacturing at Calanese, said in the release. “The debottlenecking of our IPH POM unit further demonstrates not only our ability to respond to global customer demand, but also the knowledge and expertise of our engineering talent that enables these world-class projects and expansions.”

Financial details on the expansion were unavailable.

For more news headlines, articles, and equipment reviews, visit our Equipment Zones 

Sign up for the Powder & Bulk Solids Weekly newsletter.

You May Also Like