By Patrick Raleigh ERJ On-line news editor
Middlebury, Connecticut-Crompton Corp.’s Petroleum Additives business is to establish a new lubricant additives production unit at its Geismar, Louisiana, facility. The facility will include equipment from the company’s Flexzone 4-ADPA (4-alkylated diphenylamine) production line, the company announced 19 Oct.
Crompton recently announced plans to cut back production of 4-ADPA-a rubber chemicals intermediate. Some of the production equipment will instead be used to manufacture the firm’s Naugalube brand ADPA antioxidants, which are used in lubricants for the automotive industry.