27 May 2011 05:40 [Source: ICIS news]
FUKUOKA, Japan (ICIS)--Jiangmen Handsome Chemical Development is looking at a 46% boost to its solvent acetate production capacity in China by 2012, via debottlenecking an existing plant and building a new line, a company official said late on Thursday.
Due for debottlenecking is its 300,000 tonne/year ethyl acetate/butyl acetate swing plant at Jiangmen in southern ?xml:namespace>
The plant’s capacity will increase by 80,000 tonnes/year or by about 27% in July or August, the official said.
The company also has a 50,000 tonne/year butyl acetate plant at Huizhou in
“The debottlenecking will raise our annual solvent acetate capacity to a combined 580,000 tonnes/year in 2011,” the official added.
Meanwhile, Jiangmen Handsome Chemical is also planning to double its ethyl acetate production in Taixin, by adding a new 150,000 tonne/year line that should come on stream in 2012, the official said.
Up to 80-90% of the company’s overall production caters to domestic demand, but it is hoping to boost the share of exports to 30% of total, he said.
The two-day APIC 2011 runs from 26-27 May.
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