Sinopec Shijiazhuang to restart caprolactam line on 8 May

28 April 2010 07:22  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--China’s Sinopec Shijiazhuang Refining & Chemical Co plans to restart its 90,000 tonne/year caprolactam line at Shijiazhuang in northern Hebei province on 8 May, a company source said on Wednesday.

The line was shut down on 24 April due to mechanical problems, the source added.

The company also operates a 70,000 tonne/year line at the same site, which is running normally, the source said.

Caprolactam is mainly used for producing polyamide-6, which in turn is used for manufacturing polyamide-6 fibre and nylon-6 engineering plastics.

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By: Junie Lin

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