Delamine, a maker of ethylene amines and 50:50 joint venture between Akzo Nobel and Japan's Tosoh Corporation is ramping up the capacity expansion at its Delfzijl plant in Netherlands by 35%. This expansion will render the total capacity of the Dutch unit to reach 55,000 mtpa by 2010 thereby making it the single largest ethylene amines production unit in the world.
The company proposes to give production of Higher Amines a strong emphasis, while the increasing its flexibility in product range based on available new technology. The expansion comes amid tight global economic situation which underlines its commitment towards ethylene amines market in general, particularly higher amines.
Delamine produces a full range of Ethylene amines (lower and higher homologues) used in a wide variety of industries, such as for the manufacture of chelating agents, epoxy curing agents, bitumen additives, paper chemicals and lub. oil & Fuel additives.