There are totally four production processes for formic acid production, incl. Sodium Formate Process, Butane (light oil) Liquid Phase Oxidation Process, DMF Process and Methyl Formate Process.
Among these processes, Methyl Formate Process is suggested, which makes use of methanol carbonylation by CO to yield methyl formate, and then methyl formate is hydrolyzed into formic acid product. This technology is mature and advanced, reaching international leading level.
The Methyl Formate Process has the following advantages:
It is proved that the methyl formate plant has advantages like low production cost, high product purity, superior product quality, with several technical service better than that of similar plants out of China.