07 November 2007 10:41 [Source: ICIS news]
It also placed calcium carbide-based polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and the production of titanium dioxide via the sulphuric acid route under the restricted category, together with viscose fibre and plants that co-produce aniline.
The NDRC has kept the 50:50 shareholding requirement for Sino-foreign cracker joint ventures with a minimum ethylene capacity of 800,000 tonnes/year, but it encouraged investment in the production of C4s to C9s and ethylene-based PVC with a capacity of at least 200,000 tonnes/year.
Foreigners were also welcome to invest in the production of chemical feedstocks and fibre intermediates such as aromatics, ethylene glycol (EG), bisphenol-A (BPA) and purified terephthalic acid (PTA).
Investment in solution SBR, engineering plastics, differential fibres and the use of recycled plastics were encouraged.
Foreign equipment makers keen to produce compressors and pelletizers for the chemical industry and large coal-chemical equipment in
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