KBR announced that its proprietary Vinyl Acetate Monomer (VAM) technology has been selected by Asian Paints Limited for a grassroots production facility in India.
Under the terms of the contract, KBR will provide technology licensing, basic engineering, proprietary equipment, and catalyst for a 100,000 tons per annum VAM facility. KBR's VAM technology is offered in alliance with Showa Denko K.K., based in Japan.
"We are excited to support Asian Paints' vision to produce environmentally friendly paints using our VAM technology," said Doug Kelly, KBR president, Technology. "In addition to delivering a sustainable solution, this project will drive significant cost efficiencies for Asian Paints by integrating their manufacturing and supply chain and reducing import of raw materials."
KBR has more than 50 years of experience in delivering technologies, flexible solutions and expertise that petrochemicals operators rely on to produce ethylene, propylene, acetyls, phenolics, vinyls and other specialty products from a variety of feedstocks, safely and efficiently.