Total Petchems to complete China PS unit’s expansion in Q1 ’11

07 October 2010 04:52  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Total Petrochemicals expects to complete the expansion of its 100,000 tonne/year polystyrene (PS) plant at Sanshui county, southern China, in the first quarter of 2011, a source close to the company said on Thursday.

Once expanded, the facility - which produces both general purpose and high-impact grades of PS - would have a capacity of 200,000 tonnes/year.

Total Petrochemicals also operates a 95,000 tonne/year PS plant in Singapore.

PS resins are used in the packaging, utensils, toys and consumer electronics sectors.

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By: Clive Ong
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