Two Canadian companies have formed a startup company to focus on commercializing advanced catalytic surface coatings for steam-cracker furnace tubes.
Two Canadian companies have joined forces to form a startup
company named BASF Qtech Inc., which will focus on commercializing advanced
catalytic surface coatings for steam-cracker furnace tubes used in the
BASF Canada Inc., Mississauga, Ont., and
Quantiam Technologies Inc., Edmonton, Alb., are co-shareholders in the independent
entity. Quantiam will provide the manufacturing, research and development, and
technical services, while BASF’s Catalysts Division in Iselin, N.J., will
handle marketing and sales.
Quantiam’s catalytic surface coatings are
applied to the internal surfaces of steam-cracker furnace tubes and coils,
enabling the catalytically assisted manufacture of olefins. The coatings are
designed to improve operational profitability of petrochemical furnaces by
reducing carbon formation and increasing online production time while cutting
maintenance times, energy expenditure and CO2emissions.
“We expect our Camol Generation-1 solution for
ethane-propane cracking to be available commercially relatively soon,” says
Richard Gay, acting general manager of the new company.
Startup to Commercialize Catalytic Coatings
February 1, 2012