Celanese Completes Debottlenecking Projects at Global Engineered Materials Facilities


Product capacities increased at company’s POM, PPS, PBT, UHMW-PE

Celanese Corporation (NYSE: CE), a global technology and specialty
materials company, today announced the completion of key debottlenecking
projects and product transfers at its global manufacturing facilities to
support customer demand and project pipeline growth in the company’s
engineered materials business.

“These production debottlenecks, completed in the past 12 months, have
increased output by more than 10 percent at each unit, respectively, and
demonstrate a commitment and focus on meeting the demands of our global
customers for specialty engineered materials,” said Scott Richardson,
senior vice president, Celanese engineered materials business. “Combined
with new production lines – which will be announced early next week – we
are confident in our ability to support the tremendous customer growth
that is coming from our project pipeline,” said Richardson.

Completed Debottlenecking Projects and Product Transfers

In the past 12 months, Celanese has completed debottlenecks or product
transfers of specific polymer production lines at these facilities:

  • GUR® UHMW-PE at the Celanese Bishop, Texas and Nanjing, China
  • Hostaform® / Celcon® acetal copolymer (POM) at the Celanese Bishop,
    Texas facility.
  • Hostaform® / Celcon® acetal copolymer (POM) at the Celanese Frankfurt,
    Germany chemical complex.
  • Fortron® polyphenylene sulphide (PPS) at the joint venture facility in
    Wilmington, N.C.
  • Expanded a global thermoplastic polyester (PBT) network into Mexico
    with the transfer of Celanex® grades into the recently acquired Silao,
    Mexico facility.

About Celanese

Celanese Corporation is a global technology leader in the production
of differentiated chemistry solutions and specialty materials used in
most major industries and consumer applications. Our two complementary
business cores, Acetyl Chain and Materials Solutions, use the full
breadth of Celanese’s global chemistry, technology and business
expertise to create value for our customers and the corporation. As we
partner with our customers to solve their most critical business needs,
we strive to make a positive impact on our communities and the world
through The Celanese Foundation. Based in Dallas, Celanese employs
approximately 7,500 employees worldwide and had 2016 net sales of $5.4
billion. For more information about Celanese and our product offerings,
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Corporation or its affiliates. Fortron® is a registered trademark of
Fortron Industries LLC, used by Celanese Corporation under license.

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