China’s Cangzhou Dahua Chemical to start up TDI unit in late 2012

09 March 2012 06:21  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Cangzhou Dahua Chemical is planning to start up a 70,000 tonne/year toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) unit at Cangzhou in Hebei province in late 2012, a company source said on Friday.

The start-up is the first phase of the company’s new TDI project. The producer will expand the capacity at the new plant to 100,000 tonnes/year as part of the second phase, the source added without elaborating further.

With the completion of the second phase, the company’s total TDI capacity will reach 180,000 tonnes/year.

“We plan to debug this new facility in June and bring it on stream in July,” the source said in Mandarin.

The company has cancelled its original turnaround plan at its existing two TDI lines at same site for March or April, the source said.

However, the producer will shut the lines in September for annual maintenance, the source said without specifying the reason for the postponement.

Cangzhou Dahua Chemical is a key TDI producer in China and is engaged in the production of ammonia, urea and caustic soda.

According to the company’s statement to the Shanghai Stock Exchange, the total cost of the first phase will be yuan (CNY) 1.2bn ($190m).

($1 = CNY6.32)

By: Vikki Shen

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