Developed in-house for the BP acetic acid carbonylation process, Cativa® offers high selectivity, high reaction rates and reduced by-products. It is capable of being retrofitted to existing plants, and also offers significant advantages of low capex and high energy efficiency for new builds.
Acetic anhydride technology
Developed in-house, the BP methyl acetate carbonylation process produces both acetic acid and acetic anhydride from methanol and carbon monoxide feedstocks. This process offers significant manufacturing cost savings for anhydride production over traditional routes.