China’s NKGC to start up Nanjing polyether polyol plant in Oct

30 September 2011 08:25  [Source: ICIS news]

SHANGHAI (ICIS)--China’s Nanjing KUMHO GPRO Chemical (NKGC) is planning to start up its 50,000 tonne/year polyether polyols plant at Nanjing, Jiangsu province, in early October, a company source said on Friday.

Test runs are currently being conducted at the plant and it will come on stream in early October, the source said.

NKGC has a polyether polyol unit at same site, with nameplate capacity of 50,000 tonnes/year. The polyol unit mainly produces flexible slabstocks and polymer polyols.

NKGC is a joint venture between China’s Jiangsu GPRO Group and Korea’s Kumho Petrochemical Co (KKPC).

Polyether polyols is the feedstock used to make polyurethane (PU) foam, which is used in various applications including furniture, automobiles and home appliances.

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By: Vikki Shen

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