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Adams, D.

Clariant Catalysts, The Woodlands, Texas

Darren S. Adams is the global head of Clariant’s ethylene and derivatives catalysts business. Since starting with the company (formerly United Catalysts Inc., Süd-Chemie Inc.) in 1984, he has worked in various positions, including Product Manager, Olefins; Regional Sales Manager roles in both the U.S. and Europe/Middle East/Africa; and CEO of Scientific Design, a SABIC/Clariant J.V. Mr. Adams is originally from Canada and holds a BSc degree in chemical engineering from the University of Houston in Houston, Texas.

Catalyst breakthrough for ethylene production

Clariant Catalysts: Vianna, C.  |  Adams, D.

In a growing and competitive industry, ethylene producers are turning to catalyst suppliers for solutions to innovate. Until recently, a solution to the difficulties inherent to acetylene hydrogenation in ethylene plants has challenged the catalyst industry. Due to their lower total production cost, “front-end” process flowsheets are now predominantly selected for new projects.

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