Technology Description

The chemistry to manufacture BDO from acetylene and formaldehyde is simple and comprises two primary steps.

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The simplified process flow diagram for INVISTA’s THF/PTMEG Process technology being offer for license is shown below:

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Reference List

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IPT's technology offerings include a Technology Package that comprises a Process and Basic Design Package (PBDP), technology & operating know-how, market knowledge and project execution resources.  The size of the plant can be configured to meet the needs of the client. IPT also offers on-going Technical Services and the potential to enter into off-take agreements with its licensees.

Key Features

• Robust and efficient process from acetylene
• Low capital cost for BDO

  • Active catalyst
  • High pressure hydrogenation
  • Efficient refining

• Over 40 years of operating experience and technology improvement