Du Pont is spending $20 million to install monomer technology and equipment used in the manufacture of polychloroprene at its Pontchartrain Works in Louisiana. The process replaces the current vapor phase chlorination process used to produce chloroprene monomer with a liquid phase chlorination process. Du Pont says the process will improve safety, result in higher yields and lower costs, and reduce organic and aqueous waste by as much as 60%. Work on the process facilities is underway and should be fully operational by June of 1993.
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|Title Annotation:||Acquisitions, Expansions|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Oct 1, 1992|
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