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Styrene Production

Maximum Performance with StyroMax Catalysts

Optimize the productivity and performance of your styrene monomer production plant with Clariant – a leading, independent global catalyst supplier with over 70 years of experience in styrene catalysis.


We combine a matchless portfolio of high-performance StyroMax® dehydrogenation catalysts with expert technical support to deliver innovative solutions that meet your exact needs. Discover how we can help you reach your targets – reliably, economically, and sustainably.


For even greater reliability, all our StyroMax Catalysts are also available in our exclusive rib shape, designed to drastically lower pressure drop.

70 Years of Steam Reduction

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Why use Clariant Styrene Catalysts?


> 1000

production cycles
using Clariant styrene catalyst over 70 years


regional engineering offices
located close to our customers

> 90%

repeat customers of StyroMax
due to excellent selectivity and activity
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Solutions that Drive Performance

Styrene Catalysts
Customer Events
Join our seminars, webinars, and workshops to learn about the latest trends and most innovative styrene solutions
Styrene Catalysts
Technical Services
Let our experts help you raise daily production rates, increase yields, extend cycle length, and reduce steam and energy consumption
Styrene Catalysts
StyroMax Rib-Shaped Catalysts
Discover how our exclusive rib shape minimizes pressure drop to maximize productivity in styrene production
Styrene Catalysts
StyroMax Catalyst Portfolio
Select the right StyroMax catalyst from our broad portfolio to boost your styrene unit's profitability


May 25, 2022
Clariant and Lummus awarded contract for one of the world’s largest PDH units
May 25, 2022
Clariant and its process partner Lummus have been awarded a major contract by Fujian Meide to supply CATOFIN technology and catalysts for a new, world-scale propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit in Fuzhou, China. Already operating one PDH unit at its Fuzhou petrochemical complex, Fujian Meide is now building one of the largest PDH units in the world and has selected the CATOFIN process and catalysts for the project’s second phase. The new unit will produce 900,000 metric tons of propylene annually and is scheduled to commence operation in 2023. more
April 13, 2022
Clariant increases prices across its Catalysts business portfolio
April 13, 2022
Effective immediately, or as contracts permit, Clariant will implement price increases across its Catalysts portfolio. more
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