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Pörner Grimma receives turnkey contract for new formalin plant

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[Translate to Englisch:] Vertragsunterzeichnung am 18.3.2010. v.l.n.r:: G. Bacher (MD Pörner Grimma), L. Axelsen (Group Vice President, Dynea), Dr. M. Friederich (Engineering Manager BAC-T TMP-Plant, LANXESS), R. Schraysshuen (Administration & Sourcing Leiter Einkauf, LANXESS)

Pörner Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH Grimma/Germany in cooperation with the licensor Dynea ASA receives turnkey contract for the erection of a formalin plant for LANXESS in Krefeld-Uerdingen/Germany On March 18th, 2010 Gerhard Bacher, General Manager of Pörner Grimma, and Lars R. Axelsen of Dynea ASA signed the contract for a turnkey construction of a 150,000 mtpy formaldehyde plant (32% concentration) with infrastructure for Lanxess Germany in Krefeld-Uerdingen, Germany.

The total investment volume of the new plant and its process optimization amounts to approx. EUR 18 million. Construction of the new plant is expected to start in the third quarter of this year, with commissioning earmarked for the end of 2011. In addition to the production plant, new formalin and methanol tanks will also be installed on an area of about 1,000 m2.

Pörner Grimma – Technology center for formalin and its derivates

Within Pörner Group, the Grimma subsidiary acts as technology center for formalin and its derivates (formalin, UFC, hexamine, UF, MUF, MF, PF resins, novolacs and bakelites, acetaldehyde, pentaerythritol, polyester and alkyd resins).

Pörner Grimma’s contract includes besides the turnkey supply and erection of the formalin process plant with downstream thermal off-gas treatment with heat recovery also infrastructure measures such as the installation of a methanol tank and a formalin tank also a methanol unloading facility and an extensive piping system for connecting the plant with the existing infrastructure.

During its more than 20 years’ co-operation with the process licensor Dynea already eleven projects have been executed together. With this new formalin plant based on the continuously improved and optimized Dynea Silver® technology this partnership is successfully continued.

Lanxess – a strong partner

With the new formalin plant the specialty chemicals group Lanxess will no longer be dependent on buying this feedstock required to produce trimethylolpropane (TMP). TMP is a trivalent alcohol that is used among other applications for numerous products in the furniture, construction and automotive industries. "The elimination of transport costs combined with various synergy effects with regard to energy efficiency will give us significant cost benefits.” says Werner Breuers, member of the Board of Management of LANXESS AG. LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with currently around 14,600 employees in 23 countries. The company is represented at 43 production sites worldwide. The  core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of plastics, rubber, intermediates and specialty chemicals.


Lydia Brandtner

Head of Marketing Pörner Group

Tel.: +43 5 05899-718