MMA plant in Singapore paves the way for Lucite

Gordon, Michael
July 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;7/31/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 30, p28
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the first methyl methacrylate (MMA) plant by Lucite that will implement the Alpha technology. The 120,000 tonne/year unit, called Alpha 1, will be built on the company's Jurong Island, Singapore plant by Foster Wheeler. The unit will be operated by Lucite International Singapore Private. The Alpha technology changes the MMA feedstock from the traditional acetone cyanohydrin route with acetone and hydrogen cyanide as raw materials, to a feedstock of ethylene, carbon dioxide and methanol.


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