Celanese doubles capacity of its VAE unit at its integrated chemical complex in Nanjing, China, on increased global demand for specialty solutions in vinyl-based emulsions, company says
DALLAS and NANJING, China
June 22, 2011
– Unit doubles VAE capacity to meet growing global demand for innovative specialty solutions in vinyl-based emulsions
Celanese Corporation (NYSE: CE), a global technology and specialty materials company and a global leader in emulsion polymers, today announced it has doubled the capacity of its vinyl acetate/ethylene (VAE) unit at its integrated chemical complex in Nanjing, China. The expanded unit, which builds on Celanese's advanced VAE technology, started production in the second quarter of 2011, and is expected to meet the increased global demand for innovative specialty solutions in vinyl-based emulsions.
Vinyl-based emulsion solutions span a broad range of end-use applications, including low VOC (volatile organic compounds) odor paints and coatings with Celanese's EcoVAE(R) binder, specialty adhesives, and building and construction applications.
"This geographic expansion demonstrates the strength and vision of Celanese as a global emulsions leader applying regional resources to continually innovate and improve our technology in emerging economies to meet our customer's business needs," said Phil McDivitt, general manager, Celanese Emulsion Polymers.
Celanese opened its integrated chemical complex in Nanjing, China, in September 2007. The complex, located at the Nanjing Chemical Industrial Park, brings world-class scale to one site for the production of acetic acid, vinyl acetate monomer, acetic anhydride, emulsion polymers, Celstran(R) long fiber-reinforced thermoplastic (LFRT) and GUR(R) ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMW-PE).
Celanese Corporation is a global technology leader in the production of specialty materials and chemical products which are used in most major industries and consumer applications. Our products, essential to everyday living, are manufactured in North America, Europe and Asia. Known for operational excellence, sustainability and premier safety performance, Celanese delivers value to customers around the globe with best-in-class technologies. Based in Dallas, Texas, the company employs approximately 7,250 employees worldwide and had 2010 net sales of $5.9 billion, with approximately 72% generated outside of North America. For more information about Celanese Corporation and its global product offerings, visit www.celanese.com.
About the Emulsion Polymers Business of Celanese
The Emulsion Polymers business of Celanese is a global leader in developing products and application technology to improve performance, create value and drive innovation in a broad range of industrial and consumer end-use applications including adhesives, coatings, engineered fabrics, glass fibers, paper, textiles and more. The business has manufacturing facilities worldwide and is supported by expert technical service regionally. More information about the Emulsions Polymers business of Celanese is available at www.celanese-emulsions.com.