Albemarle starts up catalyst manufacturing facility in South Korea
Mary Page Bailey
Albemarle Corporation (Baton Rouge, La.; www.albemarle.com) successfully started up a new catalyst manufacturing plant at its facility in Yeosu, South Korea. The plant will produce commercial quantities of single site metallocene catalysts, including grades enhanced by Albemarle's proprietary ActivCat activation technology, as well as catalyst components such as methylaluminoxane (MAO). With this new plant, the Yeosu facility now offers a fully integrated platform able to produce lab, pilot and commercial quantities of metallocene catalysts to support the growing needs of polyolefin producers around the world, including those in the high-growth Asia-Pacific region.