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Celanese Declares Force Majeure for Acetic Acid and VAM

Celanese Corp. recently confirmed a declaration of force majeure and sales control for acetic acid and vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) sold in the Western Hemisphere. The company reports that the action comes as a result of intensifying force majeure conditions and operational failures experienced by multiple suppliers of critical raw materials essential to Celanese’s production […]

Celanese Opens Two New Facilities in India

Specialty material and chemicals company Celanese Corp. recently announced the opening of two new facilities in India: the India Technical Center in Silvassa and a new Shared Service Center in Hyderabad. According to Celanese, both facilities will allow the employee teams in India to better support both local customers as well as global employees through […]

Celanese Names New Lead Independent Director

Celanese Corp. has named Kim K.W. Rucker as its new lead independent director effective April 18, 2024. Rucker, former executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for Andeavor (formerly Tesoro Corp.) and experienced corporate director, has been a member of the Celanese Board of Directors since 2018. She succeeds William M. “Bill” Brown who, […]

Celanese Outlines Strategic Actions Across Its Global Acetyl Chain

Celanese Corp. recently announced several strategic milestones at its Clear Lake, Texas, and Nanjing, China, plants. The actions enhance the competitive cost position, sustainable footprint, and operational flexibility of the Acetyl Chain (AC) business and allow it to meet future demand growth. These include: The startup of a new 1.3 million-ton Clear Lake acetic acid […]

Celanese Achieves ISCC Certification for Reducing its Carbon Footprint by 70%

Celanese Corporation announced that the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) has certified its Low Carbon CCU (carbon capture and utilization) Methanol under the ISCC Carbon Footprint Certification (CFC) system. The newly certified Low Carbon CCU Methanol demonstrates a greater than 70% reduction in carbon footprint relative to a global average benchmark for fossil-based methanol […]

Celanese Announces its New Carbon Capture and Utilization Operations Project

Celanese Co. announced it has begun running a carbon capture and utilization (CCU) project at its Clear Lake, Texas, site as part of its Fairway Methanol joint venture with Mitsui & Co., Ltd. The project is expected to capture 180,000 metric tons of CO2 industrial emissions and produce 130,000 metric tons of low-carbon methanol per […]

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