Thailand’s Ube Nylon to start up Rayong nylon-6 unit in Sept
15 September 2010 05:57 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Ube Industries subsidiary Ube Nylon Thailand (UNT) is planning to start up its new 50,000 tonne/year nylon-6 unit in Rayong by September, a company source said on Wednesday.
“We can look at commercial operations once the paperwork with the authorities is done,” the source added.
UNT’s has a current nylon-6 manufacturing capacity of around 25,000 tonnes/year.
Ube Industries also plans to increase the production capacity of its subsidiary Thai Caprolactam Public Co (TCL) by further 20,000 tonnes/year through debottlenecking.
The expansion of TCL’s caprolactam capacity was scheduled for completion in early 2012, said the source.
TCL currently produces around 110,000 tonnes/year of caprolactam, a raw material used for the production of nylon-6.
Other key caprolactam producers in Asia are Japan’s Sumitomo Chemical Co and Taiwan’s China Petrochemical Development Corp (CPDC).
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