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Clariant expands its ethoxylation site in Texas  

By Gerald Ondrey |

Clariant (Muttenz, Switzerland; www.clariant.com) today announced the second expansion of its ethoxylation site at Clear Lake in Pasadena, Texas. Following the first expansion in 2012, now already fully utilized, the investment will provide the necessary further capacity to continue profitable growth of the Business Unit Industrial & Consumer Care (ICS) in North America and Latin America. The expansion includes new reactors and additional storage facilities, bringing the overall ethoxylation capacity to more than 125,000 metric tons (m.t.) from 95,000 m.t. at present. Products manufactured include high-molecular-weight polyethylene glycols (PEGs), alcohol ethoxylates, sodium isethionates and ethoxylated specialties. The current expansion brings the total investment The products from Clear Lake are mainly used in home and personal care, textile, construction and other industrial applications.  
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