CRODA International Constructing New $170 Million Chemical Plant along the Delaware River, October 17, 2016

Croda International is constructing a new $170 million chemical plant along the Delaware River near New Castle, Delaware. According to the company, the plant, which is being built at Croda's existing Atlas Point complex, is "the first plant of its kind in North America." It will use "ethylene oxide derived from bioethanol" to manufacture "100-percent renewable non-ionic surfactants -- active emulsifying agents that help keep oil and water together -- which are used in a range of products from face creams to toothpaste to paint to laundry detergent."  The project, scheduled to be completed by the Fall of 2017, will create 250 temporary construction jobs and 30 new permanent jobs at the complex.

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