10 July 2008 09:51 [Source: ICIS news]
HAINAN, China (ICIS news)--Teijin Chemicals plans to debottleneck its 50,000 tonne/year No 2 polycarbonate (PC) production line in Zhejiang, eastern China, in November, a company official said at the 2008 Epoxy Resins & Raw Materials Forum.
Teijin operates two production lines at the same site. The first production line started commercial production in 2005. Teijin increased its capacity by 15,000 tonnes/year to 65,000 tonnes/year in 2007, the source said.
Teijin started commercial production of the second line in 2006.
“We are on track to raise the capacity of the second line by 15,000 tonnes/year to 65,000 tonnes/year in November,” the source said, adding that construction was under way.
“Both units are currently running at full rates,” the source said.
Teijin announced in December 2006 that it would build a 60,000 tonnes/year third line at the same site, which was expected to come on line by March 2009, but it decided to postpone the project partly due to the elevated costs of crude oil as well as market related circumstances and strategic reasons.
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