14 October 2010 09:37 [Source: ICIS news]
SHANGHAI (ICIS)--China’s Xinjiang Tianye Group Co achieved on-spec production at its new 400,000 tonne/year carbide-based polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plant in China’s northwestern Xinjiang province on 6 October, a company source said on Thursday.
The company had earlier begun trial runs in mid-September, the source added.
"The start-up of the new plant went very smoothly, even beyond our expectations," the source said in Mandarin.
The source also told ICIS that Xinjiang Tianye had recently ramped up the plant’s operating rate, but declined to provide an exact figure.
With the start-up of the new plant, Xinjiang Tianye’s PVC production capacity has increased from 700,000 tonnes/year to ?xml:namespace>
The new plant, which is also located at the same site in Xinjiang, has increased the company’s caustic soda capacity from 600,000 tonnes/year to 900,000 tonnes/year, the source added.
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