20 January 2012 07:39 [Source: ICIS news]
The plant will be operated by ABT, which is a fully owned subsidiary of Vinythai, the source added.
Production at the new plant will undergo various quality control checks and a series of approval processes for about a month, the source said.
“If everything goes according to schedule, we expect to start offering by the end of February,” the source added.
Solvay’s in-house Epicerol technology, which requires glycerine as a feedstock to produce ECH, will be used at the new plant, the source said.
According to market sources, the facility will use 110,000 tonnes/year of refined glycerine.
Solvay holds a 59% stake in Vinythai, while PTTGC and General Public hold a 25% and a 16% share, respectively.
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