Fri May 19 10:05:00 CDT 2000
-- Shell to build ethers plant in the Netherlands
Royal Dutch/Shell Group said May 18 that construction has begun on a 100,000 tonne/year propylene oxide glycol ether plant at Pernis, The Netherlands. The plant will manufacture propylene glycol monomethyl ether, dipropylene glycol monomethyl ether, and propylene glycol monoethyl ether, some of which will be esterified to form acetates. The plant should come on stream at the end of 2001.