China’s Tianye to start up new PVC, caustic soda units in Oct

18 May 2010 06:32  [Source: ICIS news]

SHANGHAI (ICIS news)--China’s Xinjiang Tianye Group plans to start up its new 400,000 tonne/year carbide-based polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plant and 300,000 tonne/year caustic soda unit in October 2010, a company source said on Tuesday.

“Most of the construction work starting from last July has been completed with around 40% equipment having been installed as of now,” the source said.

Trial runs at the plant based in northwestern Xinjiang province would begin in September and on-spec products were expected in October, he added.

The plant would require some more months after the start up before it commenced commercial operations, the source said. 

The company currently has a production capacity of 700,000 tonnes/year of PVC and 600,000 tonnes/year of caustic soda, it said on its website.

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