The investment will expand production of Honeywell’s UOP IONSIV Ion Exchange adsorbents, which remove radioactive material from liquid.

It will also support the production of new adsorbents and catalysts used by petrochemical producers and refiners.

The expansion is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of this year.

The plant also produces catalysts that help petrochemical producers increase production while reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

Honeywell UOP is a producer of catalysts, used in refining, petrochemical and other applications, to produce products ranging from transportation fuels to biodegradable detergents.