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Seqens expands in solvents

Seqens plans to add a second production plant for isopropanol at the Roussillon chemical platform in southern France (pictured). This will have capacity of 50,000 tonnes/year, increasing the company’s total by 70%, and is due to start up in 2021. It will enjoy an optimised production and competitive access to raw materials and energy on site, the company said.

Seqens added that the extra capacity will also allow it to ramp up the production of several downstream speciality products, notably: isopropyl acetate, a process solvent used in the extraction of organic products in areas like APIs and cosmetics actives; and diisopropyl ether, an extraction solvent used in API manufacture and in the production of coatings, resins, intermediates and high purity phosphoric acid.

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