Celanese Completes Debottlenecking Projects at Global Engineered Materials Facilities

Product capacities increased at company’s POM, PPS, PBT, UHMW-PE assets

DALLAS, AMSTERDAM & SHANGHAI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--$CE #Celanese--Celanese Corporation (NYSE: CE), a global technology and specialty materials company, today announced the completion of key debottlenecking projects and product transfers at its global manufacturing facilities to support customer demand and project pipeline growth in the company’s engineered materials business.


“These production debottlenecks, completed in the past 12 months, have increased output by more than 10 percent at each unit, respectively, and demonstrate a commitment and focus on meeting the demands of our global customers for specialty engineered materials,” said Scott Richardson, senior vice president, Celanese engineered materials business. “Combined with new production lines – which will be announced early next week – we are confident in our ability to support the tremendous customer growth that is coming from our project pipeline,” said Richardson.

Completed Debottlenecking Projects and Product Transfers

In the past 12 months, Celanese has completed debottlenecks or product transfers of specific polymer production lines at these facilities:

  • GUR® UHMW-PE at the Celanese Bishop, Texas and Nanjing, China facilities.
  • Hostaform® / Celcon® acetal copolymer (POM) at the Celanese Bishop, Texas facility.
  • Hostaform® / Celcon® acetal copolymer (POM) at the Celanese Frankfurt, Germany chemical complex.
  • Fortron® polyphenylene sulphide (PPS) at the joint venture facility in Wilmington, N.C.
  • Expanded a global thermoplastic polyester (PBT) network into Mexico with the transfer of Celanex® grades into the recently acquired Silao, Mexico facility.

About Celanese

Celanese Corporation is a global technology leader in the production of differentiated chemistry solutions and specialty materials used in most major industries and consumer applications. Our two complementary business cores, Acetyl Chain and Materials Solutions, use the full breadth of Celanese’s global chemistry, technology and business expertise to create value for our customers and the corporation. As we partner with our customers to solve their most critical business needs, we strive to make a positive impact on our communities and the world through The Celanese Foundation. Based in Dallas, Celanese employs approximately 7,500 employees worldwide and had 2016 net sales of $5.4 billion. For more information about Celanese and our product offerings, visit www.celanese.com or our blog at www.celaneseblog.com.

All registered trademarks are owned by Celanese International Corporation or its affiliates. Fortron® is a registered trademark of Fortron Industries LLC, used by Celanese Corporation under license.

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