27 May 2008 08:49 [Source: ICIS news]
Asahi and Thailand’s PTT Chemical will jointly build the $750m plant, which is scheduled for completion in 2010, the source added on the sidelines of the two-day Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference (APIC) in Singapore.
The joint venture would also include a 70,000 tonne/year methyl methacrylate (MMA) unit, which would use the hydrogen cyanide by-product from the ACN plant to produce MMA, using the acetone cyanohydrin technology.
Asahi Kasei produces a total of 750,000 tonnes/year of ACN from its plants in Japan and South Korea.
It also plans to build another 200,000 tonne/year ACN plant in the Middle East, with the completion date slated for 2013.ICIS and The Chemical Daily have produced an official 84-page, special publication on Asian petrochemicals for the APIC event
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