With world class facilities, exceptional customer service, and experience in running continuous processes, Albemarle Fine Chemistry Services is the perfect production partner in the lubricants market. Our technicians and staff have a vast amount of experience in large-scale distillation/hydrogenation and the capability to develop processes to convert developmental (batch) processes to commercial scale continuous processes.
Albemarle’s manufacturing site, ideally located on the Houston, TX ship channel, has a history of large-scale production and is served via rail and potentially barge access. If you desire a long term collaborative relationship with a financially sound company offering superior R&D and process development, sample quantities or volume manufacturing, we can deliver what you need.
Albemarle - ExxonMobil Custom Manufacturing Agreement
On January 5, 2009, Albemarle Corporation announced the successful start-up of a new unit to produce SpectraSyn(TM) polyalphaolefins (PAO), a high viscosity basestock for lubricants, for ExxonMobil Chemical (NYSE:XOM). The plant's 15,000 mt/yr capacity was successfully rate tested in November.
Albemarle's custom manufacturing business unit, Fine Chemistry Services (FCS), designed and built the facility using a combination of new and existing equipment at Albemarle's Pasadena, Texas production site.
"This project is held up as a model within our company for the speed and technical success achieved by the team. The timeline from the initial feasibility study to a successful rate test was only two years, which included the design, construction and start-up of the facility. Albemarle's FCS business model, focused on speed-to-market services with the highest quality results, drove this project to fruition," said Ron Gardner, Albemarle's vice president of fine chemicals.
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