Catalysts to enable more efficient chemical production
Dow has a long history of developing and implementing new catalysts in facilities across regions, operating ages, and reactor designs. We offer catalysts to produce oxo alcohols and ethylene oxide (EO).
We leverage our firsthand understanding of plant operations and plant design to our catalyst development and ongoing catalyst management and customer support. Customers can take advantage of a variety of engineering services, including process optimization, plant capacity studies, plant upgrades and remote and on-site technical support.
Alcohol solutions made from olefins
Dow’s NORMAX™ Catalyst is a leading hydroformylation product used to produce alcohols from olefins. Licensed plants designed for the LP OxoSM SELECTORSM 30 Technology use NORMAX™ Catalyst to help achieve higher ratios of linear to branched aldehydes from short chain olefins. NORMAX™ Catalyst is only available from Dow and is made available to customers licensing the LP OxoSM Process Technology from Dow and Johnson Matthey Davy Technologies Limited.
Dow’s METEOR™ EO-RETRO 2000 Catalyst is a high-selectivity, high-activity, silver-based catalyst for EO/EG production. It reduces direct CO2 generation, minimizing CO2 as a byproduct. The MR2000 Catalyst also helps improve process efficiency by reducing energy use in the downstream separation phase. It is robust, flexible and can be installed at facilities regardless of the plant’s age, design technology and retrofit history.
MR2000 Catalyst is available to customers using any EO/EG process technology, including Dow METEOR™ Process licensees.
Enabling more efficient EO production: METROR™ EO-RETRO 2000 Catalyst
To meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement and keep global warming below the 2°C limit, global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions need to be halved every decade from now until 2050. Achieving this requires transformative change and deep decarbonization across industries. Technological innovation plays a key role in decreasing emissions while continuing to meet the needs of a growing world population.
We’ll help evaluate, implement and optimize a new catalyst at your facility.