Huntsman has celebrated the completion of its new EUR 38 million iron sulfate plant at its titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigment manufacturing facility in Scarlino, Italy.
The new plant means Huntsman can now use a wider range of feedstock to produce its "Tioxide” and "Altiris” pigments, reduce the generation of gypsum (a co-product), and convert spent acid from TiO2 pigment manufacturing into iron sulfate products for the water treatment, animal feed and cement markets. Construction work began in March 2013. The commissioning phase will last 2-3 months, and the plant will be fully operational in the third quarter of 2014.
(Article From website:www.european-coatings.com)