Sulzer Chemtech separation column equipped with jointly developed technology. Image copyright Sulzer Chemtech.
Sulzer Chemtech separation column equipped with jointly developed technology. Image copyright Sulzer Chemtech.

Sulzer Chemtech has renewed and extended its licencing agreement with Shell Catalysts & Technologies for the development and distribution of high-capacity tray and phase separation technology.

The two companies signed their first strategic agreement in 2000 and renewed it in 2011.

Under this new agreement, Sulzer Chemtech will continue to be the worldwide licencee for Shell Catalysts & Technologies’ high-capacity tray and phase separation technology. The companies have also committed to expanding the joint development of new advanced mass transfer and separation technologies.

“The new licencing agreement will allow us to further grow our portfolio of processing equipment, helping us to deliver the solutions of the future for mass transfer,” said Torsten Wintergerste, president of Sulzer Chemtech. “We welcome all cooperation agreements that focus on the development of solutions to increase the sustainability of manufacturing and processing operations as well as the reduction of their carbon footprints”.

Andy Gosse, president of Shell Catalysts & Technologies, said: “We are very excited to renew and expand our partnership with Sulzer Chemtech. Working even more closely together will strengthen our ability to support current as well as future market needs.”