In response to growing demand for
high-performance emulsion polymers, industrial chemicals producer Celanese Corp., Dallas, reports
it has begun construction at the Nanjing Industrial Park, China, on its 10th emulsion polymers
Scheduled to begin operation in summer 2007, the plant will serve Chinese companies as well as
international companies that manufacture in China in the nonwovens, coating, adhesive and high-tech
glass-fiber markets, among others.
William Massa, vice president, Celanese Emulsions & PVOH
Celanese facilities also under
construction at the site include a 300,000-metric-ton vinyl acetate monomer plant, set to open in
2008; a 600,000-metric-ton acetic acid plant, set to open in early 2007; and a technical service
laboratory. The emulsion facility will feature conventional reactors to produce polyvinyl acetate
emulsions and a state-of-the-art pressure reactor to produce vinyl acetate ethylene.
The new facilities will make Celanese a fully integrated acetyls manufacturer in China,
according to the company, which has had a marketing and sales team in that country for its
Emulsions & PVOH business for nearly a year.
“We will start by creating emulsion polymers in our facility,” said William Massa, vice
president, Celanese Emulsions & PVOH. “[T]hese emulsion polymers will be used to create better
manufactured products that will be offered to the world’s markets.”