UpdateAkzoNobel's China ethylene amine plant on track for '10

17 December 2008 17:22  [Source: ICIS news]

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LONDON (ICIS news)--AkzoNobel has received permission to construct its world-scale ethylene amine plant at Ningbo, China, which is due to come online in the third quarter of 2010, according to a company statement and source on Wednesday.

“[Ethylene amine] Demand is increasing dramatically in Asia and [this new plant] will help to support the market and [our position] as a global ethylene amine supplier,” a company press release read.

A company source said: “We have been granted a business licence and it is now full steam ahead.”

Precise capacity details were not disclosed by the source.

This new production will also include capacity for required volumes of ethylene oxide (EO) and monoethanolamine (MEA), the press release said.

In conjunction with the new plant in China, a new company has been formed, AkzoNobel Ethylene Amines China, said the press release.

According to the press release, construction has started and is “progressing according to plan”.

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