Poland's ZAT looks at additional 50,000 tonnes/year of capro

14 May 2012 17:33  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Zaklady Azoty Tarnow (ZAT) is looking to add another 50,000 tonnes/year of capacity to its caprolactam (capro) operations in Poland, the fertilizer, capro and melamine producer said on Monday.

The option of both adding the extra capacity and going ahead with a joint venture in partnership with the other Polish capro producer, Zaklady Azotowe Pulawy (ZAP), to construct an 80,000-120,000 tonne/year capro plant in either China or Taiwan, would be studied, it added.

The expansion in Poland would benefit from existing facilities and infrastructure, while an Asian plant would put the company on the doorstep of major export markets, ZAT said.

In March, ZAT launched its latest capro expansion initiative, a new 15,000 tonne/year installation at its production site in Tarnow, southern Poland. This took the group's capro capacity to 101,000 tonnes/year.

By: Will Conroy
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