China’s Zhejiang Baling Hengyi to start up capro unit in mid-May

04 May 2012 11:55  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Zhejiang Baling Hengyi Caprolactam plans to start up a 100,000 tonne/year caprolactam (capro) line in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, in mid-May, a company source said on Friday.

The line is one of two 100,000 tonne/year lines at the producer’s capro plant which was built at a cost of yuan (CNY) 3.6bn ($571.4m), said the source.

The producer is expected to achieve on-spec production at the line at end of May, if the test run goes smoothly, according to the source.

The source did not specify when the other line will be started up.

Baling Hengyi is a joint venture between Sinopec and Zhejiang Hengyi .

($1 = CNY6.30)

By: Angeline Zhang

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