Venture plans 100,000 tonne/year LAB complex in China - Honeywell

22 March 2011 16:41  [Source: ICIS news]

TORONTO (ICIS)--A joint venture between an Indonesian and a South Korean company plans to build a complex at Suzhou, China, that will produce 100,000 tonnes/year of linear alkyl benzene (LAB), US-based petrochemicals engineering company Honeywell said on Tuesday.

UOP, a subsidiary of Honeywell, won a contract to provide its LAB technology for the project by Great Orient Chemical. The complex would help meet China’s growing demand for detergents, which is forecast to grow 5%6% per year.

Great Orient Chemical is a joint venture between Indonesia's Salim Group and South Korea's ISU Chemicals.

The project is expected to begin production in the second quarter of 2012, UOP said. It did not disclose financial details.

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