China’s Li Heng eyes March 2012 nylon 6 start-up

28 June 2011 09:52  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Chinese nylon manufacturer Li Heng Chemical Fibre Technologies is planning to start up its 100,000 tonne/year nylon (or polyamide) chips plant in Fujian in March 2012, a company source said on Tuesday.

“We are looking [to start up] sometime after the Chinese New Year festivities,” added the source.

Construction of the plant, which the company says is the world’s largest, is expected to be completed at the end of this year.

The expected start-up date was slightly delayed by three months. The reasons for the delay are unavailable.

The company’s yarn capacity will be expanded by 50,000 tonnes/year to 200,000 tonnes/year in March 2012, added the source.

Li Heng has a nameplate capacity of 80,000 tonnes/year of nylon chips and 150,000 tonnes/year of nylon yarn.

The company is based at Changle city in Fujian province.

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By: Junie Lin

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