New Sasol O&S Tri-ethyl Aluminium Production Plant Proves Concept
HAMBURG, Germany, July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –
Sasol Olefins&Surfactants (O&S) announced today that it has reached an important
milestone in the expansion of its capabilities with the production of its new ALCAT(R)TEAL
highly purified tri-ethyl aluminium product.
Production at the new TEAL plant in Brunsbüttel, Germany, which went on-line in June
2012, has been running smoothly for nearly a year. The full functionality of the supply
chain has been proven with successful product supplies to such customers as Sasol Polymers
in South Africa. Importantly, Sasol O&S has now obtained further approvals for the use of
ALCAT(R)TEAL in applications such as the Novolen process, a leading polypropylene
The new facility in Brunsbüttel, Germany, has an initial annual TEAL production
capacity of 6,000 tonnes. Thanks to Sasol O&S’ more than 50-year experience in dealing
with aluminium alkyls, adherence to the highest safety standards was guaranteed from the
start. By applying its unique know-how to the complete logistics chain from production to
global customer deliveries, Sasol O&S has provided for seamless container rotation.
“With the existing local infrastructure and expertise, particularly in handling
special chemicals, our Brunsbüttel plant is in an ideal position to produce TEAL reliably
and in high quality and quantities, offering our global customers maximum product and
supply security. With our latest approvals for the application of ALCAT(R)TEAL and our
proven logistics chain we are ready to serve this growing global market for years to
come,” Eric Stouder, General Manager Organics at Sasol O&S said.
ALCAT(R)TEAL is used as a co-catalyst in the production of polyethylene and
polypropylene, and also as a reactive intermediate in the manufacturing of linear alpha
Note to editor:
Pictures of ALCAT@TEAL loading process available upon request
Committed to excellence in all we do, Sasol is an international integrated energy and
chemical company that leverages the talent and expertise of our more than 34 000 people
working in 38 countries. We develop and commercialise technologies, and build and operate
world-scale facilities, to produce a range of product streams, including liquid fuels,
chemicals and electricity.
While continuing to support our home-base of South Africa, Sasol is expanding
internationally based on a unique value proposition, which links our diverse businesses
into an integrated value chain supported by top-class functions.
About Sasol O&S
Sasol Olefins & Surfactants (O&S) belongs to Sasol Limited, an integrated energy and
chemical company based in Johannesburg, South Africa. The international chemical company
manufactures and markets a broad range of organic and inorganic products, such as C6-C22
alcohols, linear alkyl benzene, surfactants and oleochemicals, as well as inorganic
specialty chemicals such as aluminas (hydroxides and oxides), silica-aluminas and
hydrotalcites. The products are used in detergents, cleaners, oil and gas recovery, paint
and coatings, leather and metal processing, personal care products, lubricants as well as
in catalysts, high performance abrasives and polymer additives. Sasol O&S has a large
global footprint with its presence in 14 countries around the world. The company employs
about 3,000 people and runs 10 production sites in six countries, namely Germany, Italy,
Slovakia, USA, South Africa and China, and participates in a joint-venture with Wilmar
China Investment (Yihai) in China.
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