MOSCOW (MRC) -- SNF has completed a two-year-long construction and expansion of ADAM (dimethylaminoethyl acrylate) monomer production capacity at our facility in Riceboro, Georgia, said the company.
This expansion increases SNF's U.S. ADAM capacity by 80%. ADAM is the main feedstock for ADC80 cationic monomer, an essential component in all SNF cationic polyacrylamide-based polymers.
This new ADAM monomer capacity features a new catalyst that provides more process flexibility with an improved safety profile for our employees. Further, methanol, a by-product of ADAM production, will be used as a fuel source, making the process more sustainable and less reliant on natural gas.
This expansion represents SNF's ongoing commitment to meet the increasing demand for cationic polyacrylamide-based polymers in wastewater treatment, oil & gas, and paper applications.
We remind, SNF Holding on Thursday announced a USD375m expansion of its water-treatment and water-conditioning polymer production plant near Plaquemine, Louisiana. SNF produces acrylamide monomer and polyacrylamide powders and emulsions at the Plaquemine unit. SNF initially invested USD350m in Iberville Parish in June 2009, with the current polyacrylamide powders facility built in stages over the succeeding years.
SNF is a specialty chemical group whose products contribute to treating, recycling, preserving water, saving energy, and reducing carbon footprint. A pioneer in soft chemistry, SNF has long been present on all continents, employing 6,900 people, including 2,100 in the USA. Innovation and movement towards a cleaner, less carbon-intensive world are great accelerators of SNF's growth.