15 July 2008 08:30 [Source: ICIS news]
By Prema Viswanathan
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Egyptian Petrochemicals (EChem) plans to expand the capacity of its 80,000 tonne/year polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plant in Alexandria by 50% to 120,000 tonnes/year by the end of 2008, a company source said on Tuesday.?xml:namespace>
EChem’s vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) and ethylene dichloride (EDC) capacities would be expanded by 50% from the current 100,000 tonnes/year for VCM and from 140,000-145,000 tonnes/year for EDC, the source added.
“We expect the expansions to be completed as scheduled, provided we secure enough ethylene feedstock,” he said.
Ethylene for the vinyls expansion would be obtained from Sidi Kerir Petrochemicals’ (Sidpec) 300,000 tonne/year cracker in Ameriya, near ?xml:namespace>
Sidpec officials were not available for comment.
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