AkzoNobel-Evonik JV chemicals plant to require 175,000 tpa potash

By James Sean Dickson
Published: Wednesday, 17 June 2015

New environmental regulations have shunned old potassium hydroxide and chlorine production methods, leading towards AkzoNobel and Evonik’s electrolysis plant joint venture.

Dutch chemicals and paints producer AkzoNobel NV and Germany-based Evonik Industries AG are to build a chlorine and potassium hydroxide factory in Germany as a joint venture (JV).

AkzoNobel told IM that the plant will require a feedstock of approximately 175,000 tpa muriate of potash (MOP).

The Netherlands-headquartered...

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