AkzoNobel to expand chloroacetic acid plant in Taixing, China

16 February 2012 09:35  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Dutch producer AkzoNobel has plans to expand the capacity of its chloroacetic acid plant at Taixing in China’s Jiangsu province by 67% to 100,000 tonnes/ year, a company source said on Thursday.

The expansion of the 60,000 tonne/year facility is being pursued to cater to the growing demand for the product in China and the whole Asia-Pacific region, the source said.

Financial details and the planned timetable of the expansion were not disclosed.

The facility at Taixing started operations in 2002 with a 25,000 tonne/year capacity, which was expanded to 60,000 tonnes/year in early 2010.

AkzoNobel also has chloroacetic acid plants in the Netherlands, US and Japan.

By: Sikee Shi

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