China’s Jiangsu Lianhai to double ethyl acetate capacity

03 May 2012 05:37  [Source: ICIS news]

MELBOURNE (ICIS)--China’s Jiangsu Lianhai Biological Technology plans to double its ethyl acetate (etac) capacity to 200,000 tonnes/year by August, a company source said on Thursday.

“Construction of the new unit is currently under way, and we expect to start up the new capacity in July or August,” the source said.

Jiangsu Lianhai  operates a 100,000 tonne/year ethyl acetate plant at Nantong in Jiangsu province and a 200,000 tonne/year tapioca-based ethanol plant at the same site.

The company said it does not plan to expand its capacity of ethanol, which is a feedstock for etac.

Other etac producers in China include Jiangsu Sopo, Jiangmen Handsome Chemical Development, Shanghai Wujing Chemical and Rizhao Jiahong Biological Technology.

By: Trisha Huang

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