The company first increased chloromethanes production in Frankfurt in 2017. The new project will increase annual production capacity of the chloromethane methyl chloride by more than 30 percent. Methyl chloride is used for the manufacture of various construction materials, silicones, surfactants and pharmaceuticals.
“As well as investing in additional capacity, we will also make substantial upgrades to the facility, which will improve overall supply reliability for our customers and support their growth plans,” said Knut Schwalenberg, managing director Industrial Chemicals at Nouryon. “We have a leading position in the European chloromethanes market and this is a significant investment to strengthen that.”