Röhm and OQ Chemicals intend to build MMA plant in the U.S.

Röhm and OQ have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to evaluate the construction of a new production plant for methyl methacrylate (MMA) on the U.S. Gulf Coast.

The partners intend to commission the new plant in 2023. Image source:  littlestocker - stock.adobe.com (symbol image).

The proposed facility has a design capacity of 250,000 tons of MMA annually. It is supposedl utilise Röhm’s proprietary ethylene-based LiMA technology.

70 new jobs

Under the MoU terms, OQ Chemicals will integrate the plant into its existing site and provide raw materials, utilities, and site services to Röhm. The partners intend to commission the new plant in 2023, creating about 70 direct jobs.

“We are very pleased to have found in OQ a very competent and reliable partner. This project will strengthen the reliability of our supply chain towards our valued customers in the Americas and globally,” says Dr. Michael Pack, CEO of Röhm. “Basic engineering for this C2 based technology has been under way for some time already and will allow us to decide on the final investment in the first half of 2021.”

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