Noltex LLC, a wholly owned operating company of Mitsubishi Chemical Engineering Corporation, is increasing the annual production capacity of SoarnoL™ ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer (EVOH) resin by 3,000 tons to 41,000 tons at its operating plant in LaPorte, Texas. The rising global demand of EVOH, a high gas-barrier resin mainly composed of carbon, oxygen and hydrogen, is used to produce packaging materials to prolong the quality and flavor of food. EVOH resin also acts as a barrier plastic and supports the reduction of food waste.
Our team, in combination with a local construction company, is supporting this fasttracked project with Lumpsum Engineering, Procurement and Project Management. Due to the brownfield nature of the project, work is being implemented during two plant shutdowns, supported by intensive turnaround management efforts. Our implementation of cutting-edge laser measurement and modeling software is facilitating efficient turnaround planning, saving field costs and ensuring the team meets the tight shutdown schedule.