INEOS Phenol announced plans to expand the capacity of its plant in Mobile, Alabama, U.S.A., up to 850 kilo tonnes (kt) a year, making it the largest phenol production unit in the world.
“An investment to increase the capacity of our Mobile production facilities up to 850 kt will make our plant the largest unit in the world. This expansion will meet anticipated growth in demand and shows a clear commitment to our customers to meet their long-term needs in North America,” said Hans Casier, CEO of INEOS Phenol.
“The Mobile asset is already the largest and most efficient single train plant in the U.S.A. and the expansion will build on this key strength. It also takes full advantage of our Gulf Coast location and our proprietary best in class operating technology.”
The INEOS Phenol business is the largest producer of phenol and acetone in the world, with an annual manufacturing capacity of more than 4 million tonnes per annum, and the only phenol and acetone manufacturer with production facilities spanning Europe and North America. Its production facilities are located in Antwerp, Belgium; Gladbeck and Marl, Germany; Mobile, Ala., and Pasadena, Texas, U.S.A.
Phenols are used in a diverse range of end-markets including the automotive, construction, electronics and fibre industries.