Vinythai subsidiary boosts epichlorohydrin production


In Thailand, Advanced Biochemical has boosted production of biobased epichlorohydrin at its Map Ta Phut facility by 20,000 metric tons per year.

Process optimizations were employed to bring the site’s total annual capacity to 120,000 metric tons. The addition of recycling technology has also lowered waste generation, the company says.

“We are grateful to the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand who granted permission for this capacity increase at our plant,” Masaki Takahashi, Managing Director at Advanced Biochemical, said in a press statement. “We provide the most sustainable ECH on the market and demand for it continues to grow. We are glad that we can continue to serve downstream users around the globe who are committed to sustainability.”

Advanced Biochemical is a wholly owned subsidiary of Vinythai.