26 April 2010 08:54 [Source: ICIS news]
GUANGZHOU (ICIS news)--China's Daqing Refining & Chemical Co, a subsidiary of PetroChina, expanded its polyacrylamide (PAM) capacity to 150,000 tonnes/year from 92,000 tonnes/year last week at Daqing, the northeastern province of Heilongjiang, a company source said on Monday.
The expansion at a cost of yuan (CNY) 940m ($138m) started in February 2009, the source said, adding that on-spec production was achieved on 22 April.
The company is China's largest PAM producer so far, the source added.
The PAM output would be used in oil extraction from Daqing oilfield, the source said.
PAM is mainly used in water treatment, paper making and oil exploitation.
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