Solvay Licenses Hydrogen Peroxide Technology for New Caprolactam Plant in China – Chemical Engineering

Mary Paige Bailey

Solvay SA (Brussels, Belgium) has entered into a licensing agreement for its leading company hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) Hubei Sanning Chemical Industry Co.’s technology. Ltd. for the production of caprolactam with a capacity of 500,000 tons per year with a planned launch by the end of 2023.

“This is the first licensing agreement that Solvay has put forward for its patented high-performance hydrogen peroxide technology in China,” said Peter Browning, president of Solvay Peroxides ’global business division. “The licensing model provides a process design package for the construction of the H2O2 mega-plant by Hubei Sanning Chemical together with a new caprolactam plant, with access to Solvay’s operational experience and range of services to ensure optimized and reliable operation of the H2O2 plant.”

Solvay is the world’s leading manufacturer and supplier of hydrogen peroxide solutions and a technological leader in the production of hydrogen peroxide, where several mega-plants of H2O2 operate. Hubei Sanning Chemical will establish one H2O2 production line, which provides a capacity of 200 kilotons per year, which will be fully used as raw material for the production of caprolactam, a monomer used to produce nylon 6 (PA6) products such as yarn and yarn.

Solvay will also provide Hubei Sanning Chemical with its patented chemicals for the anthraquinone process, which provide a reliable and stable process with high H2O2 performance.

“We are honored to receive Solvay’s first license for China’s world-renowned hydrogen peroxide production technology,” said Wanting Li, chairman of the chemical industry Hubei Sanning. “The new H2O2 mega-plant in China and cooperation with Solvay will be key for us in creating a new project for caprolactam, PA6 and subsequent products.”

Nylon 6 is a versatile polymer used in various industries such as automotive, electrical and electronics, and when extruded in the form of fibers is widely used in the textile industry for clothing and home furnishings, as well as for nets in the fishing industry. Solvay Licenses Hydrogen Peroxide Technology for New Caprolactam Plant in China – Chemical Engineering

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