Arkema introduces its Methane Sulfonic Acid – Low Corrosion

January 21, 2016 |

In France, Arkema introduces its Methane Sulfonic Acid – Low Corrosion (MSA LC), a low-corrosion version of its MSA that provides a wide range of benefits to the esterification industry in general and the biodiesel industry in particular.

The new MSA LC addresses the corrosion problems that result when inorganic acids, such as sulfuric acid and hydrochloric acid, are used in the pre-esterification process. This key step increases yield through conversion of free fatty acids (FFA) to quality fatty acid methyl esters typically produced using stainless steel equipment. In the biodiesel industry, equipment failure due to corrosion is a common issue and is often caused by the acids used in biodiesel production.

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