Celanese Completes Acquisition of Synthesis Gas Production Unit from Linde AG

Celanese Corporation (NYSE: CE), a global chemical and specialty materials company, today announced it has completed the acquisition of a 365 kilo tons per annum synthesis gas production unit from Linde AG. The production unit is located at the Celanese Clear Lake acetyl intermediates manufacturing facility located in Pasadena, Texas.

With on-site production capability of synthesis gas “ a crucial intermediate raw material for the production of acetic acid, hydrogen and methanol “ Celanese is able to manage future productivity and growth configuration options for the worlds largest acetyl intermediates production facility, as well as the production network of Celanese acetyls plants globally, said Todd Elliott, Celanese Senior Vice President, Acetyls.

Synthesis gas, or syngas, is a mixture of carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and hydrogen. Syngas can be produced from many sources, including natural gas, coal, biomass, or virtually any hydrocarbon feedstock, by reaction with steam or oxygen.

Celanese announced its intent to acquire Lindes CO production unit on January 15, 2019.

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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 businesses use the full breadth of Celanese’s global chemistry, technology and commercial expertise to create value for our customers, employees, shareholders 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 7,700 employees worldwide and had 2018 net sales of $7.2 billion. For more information about Celanese Corporation and its product offerings, visit www.celanese.com or our blog at www.celaneseblog.com.

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