Our new process using proprietary catalyst developed by Johnson Matthey and Eastman enables the production of MEG from methanol via formaldehyde. This offers a unique and exciting opportunity for methanol and/or formaldehyde producers who are interested in diversifying their product slate.
The key feedstocks are formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and hydrogen and besides MEG, the process produces a small amount of valuable diethylene glycol (DEG).
This new technology has been developed in our Global Research & Development Centre and demonstrated in mini-plants which are designed, constructed and operated by highly skilled and experienced professionals.
Comprehensive data collection from long-term operation of the mini-plants has enabled us to develop the design for commercial scale plants with MEG production capacity ranging from 200,000 to 500,000 tonnes/year.