China’s Cangzhou Dahua to start Hebei TDI unit in March 2012

29 November 2011 08:49  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Cangzhou Dahua is expected to start up its 70,000 tonne/year toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) unit at Cangzhou in Hebei province next March, when weather conditions are more suitable for production, company source said on Tuesday.

The company is building its TDI project in two phases and currently completing installing the equipment as part of the first phase, the source added.

The company did not disclose the financial details of the project.

The producer is planning to expand the unit’s capacity to 100,000 tonnes/year in the second phase in order to complete the project in 2012, according to the source.

The start-up at the expanded plant will increase the company’s total capacity to 180,000 tonnes/year, the source said.

Cangzhou Dahua operates a 30,000 tonne/year TDI plant and 50,000 tonne/year unit at the same site.

Additional reporting by Vikki Shen

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