THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Oct. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CB&I (NYSE: CBI) today announced the opening of a new polypropylene catalyst production plant in Louisville, Kentucky, developed and implemented in cooperation with Clariant. The new plant is the largest U.S. production hub for Clariant's catalysts and will produce next generation catalysts for CB&I's Novolen technology licensees and the global polypropylene industry.
"The new plant will manufacture high-performing, innovative catalysts to help the global industry efficiently produce a complete portfolio of polypropylene resins," said Philip K. Asherman, CB&I's President and Chief Executive Officer. "This is an excellent example, from a technology standpoint, of how CB&I is able to control more of our supply chain to benefit our customers and key parts of our business."
CB&I's partnership with Clariant strengthens both companies' position in polypropylene catalyst and technology by leveraging joint research and development efforts, Clariant's production experience and CB&I's expertise in catalyst, process design and licensing of polypropylene plants.
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