Hexion begins using bio-based methanol for formaldehyde production in Texas

July 18, 2022 |

In Ohio, Hexion Inc. announced that it has begun using bio-based methanol in the production of formaldehyde at its Baytown, Texas, manufacturing site. The formaldehyde is then provided to a key customer that leverages bio-benzene to produce methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI), ultimately offering a product with more sustainable attributes through significantly lower air emissions compared to those produced with fossil fuel-based methanol. 

Depending on the customers’ preference, Hexion is in position to further adopt bio-based raw materials into its production processes at various locations throughout its global manufacturing grid. Similar to other sites, Hexion supplies this customer through a pipeline, which further reduces the overall energy intensity of its production processes considering the minimal logistical costs compared to alternative delivery methods, such as truck or rail.

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