Roehm starts building new MMA plant in Bay City, Texas, USA. The completion date is estimated for early 2024.
The project sees Roehm building a plant with capacity to produce 250,000 metric tons per year of methyl methacrylate (MMA).
The company, which is owned by Advent International since 2019, noted that the plant will employ its proprietary production technology called LiMA.
And this project sees for the first time a world-scale plant employ the LiMA (Leading in Methacrylates) MMA production technology.
Dr. Michael Pack, CEO of Röhm said “today is a historic moment for Röhm. The new plant will be the first to employ our unique LiMA technology on a large industrial scale. The project is an important signal to our customers, worldwide”.
The main raw materials used by this production process are ethylene, synthesis gas, and methanol.
Some of MMA’s applications include the production of polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) used to produce clear sheets. And it also finds its uses in the coatings and paints industry.