The facility upgrade is comprised of three major projects. The addition of new crude tall oil storage tanks – which became operational in April 2019 – will enhance manufacturing efficiency and enable further flexibility in serving customers. One of the four distillation columns onsite will also undergo a process safety enhancement that is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2019, positively impacting operations and product integrity.
Beginning in the fourth quarter of 2019, an adhesive pastillator will be installed, allowing Ingevity to increase its service offerings for hot-melt adhesives and road striping customers while streamlining production processes.
“Our continued investments in our facilities across the globe represent the importance we place on individual and process safety, and on utilizing resources in the most efficient and responsible ways possible,” said Michael Wilson, Ingevity’s president and CEO.
Ingevity has similar manufacturing capabilities at its North Charleston, SC and Crossett, AR facilities.