Solvay Indupa building 'green' PVC plant in Brazil

08 May 2009 23:45  [Source: ICIS news]

SAO PAULO (ICIS news)--Brazil producer Solvay Indupa is building a green” PVC plant that will be capable of producing 120,000 tonnes/year by the start of 2011 in the state of Sao Paulo, a company official said on Friday.

The PVC plant will use "green" ethylene feedstock made from sugarcane ethanol at a plant in the city of Santo Andre. PVC also requires chlorine as a feedstock.

“With the new source of feedstock, we will be capable of producing 120,000 tonnes/year of ‘green’ PVC by the start of 2011,” said Edison Carlos, Solvay Indupa manager for corporate issues.

Solvay Indupa, the Brazil arm of Belgium-based chemical major Solvay, currently uses naphtha supplied by Quattor as feedstock. “This new source will offer us greater flexibility, allowing the company to focus on growth,” Carlos said in Portuguese on the sidelines of the Brasilplast trade show.

The project is part of the company’s $500m (€375m) investment plan for the period of 2006-2010.

Brasilplast ends on Friday,

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