18 June 2008 10:56 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Thailand chlor-alkali maker Vinythai will complete the expansion of its 210,000 tonne/year polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plant at the end of June, a source familiar with the situation said on Wednesday.?xml:namespace>
Another 70,000 tonnes/year would be added to the plant's capacity, allowing the company to increase its export volumes, the source added.
Vinythai currently exported around 30% of its PVC output but the figure could go up to 35% after the expansion, said the source.
Vinythai now operates a fully integrated plant in Map Ta Phut, which produces 270,000 tonnes/year of caustic soda, 400,000 tonnes/year of vinyl chloride monomer (VCM), 320,000 tonnes/year of ethylene dichloride (EDC) and 240,000 tonnes/year of chlorine.
PVC prices were last week assessed at $1,170-1,180/tonne CFR (cost and freight) ?xml:namespace>
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