A specialist in emulsion polymers, Celanese declared that it has started production in its expanded vinyl acetate/ethylene (VAE) unit located at Nanjing Chemical Industrial Park in China.
The capacity expansion leverages the company’s improved VAE technology. The expanded unit will address the growing demand for innovative solutions used in vinyl-based emulsions and represents the company’s commitment to continue technology innovation and enhancement to meet clients’ business requirements.
Vinyl-based emulsion solutions are used in a number of applications such as low volatile organic compounds odor coatings and paints used with Celanese’s specialty adhesives and binder. They are also used in construction and building applications.
In September 2007, Celanese established an integrated chemical complex in Nanjing, China that produces Celstran long fiber-reinforced thermoplastic (LFRT), GUR ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMW-PE), emulsion polymers, acetic anhydride, vinyl acetate monomer and acetic acid.