17 May 2012 10:40 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s Chang Chun Plastics will start up its 120,000 tonne/year natural grade polybutylene terephthlate (PBT) plant at Changshu in China’s Jiangsu province in the second half of 2013, a company source said on Thursday.
The company has existing natural grade PBT plants at Kaosiung in Taiwan and at Changshu, each with a capacity of 60,000 tonnes/year.
After the start-up of the new plant, the company will have 180,000 tonnes/year of natural grade PBT production at Changshu.
Chang Chun also has downstream PBT compounding units at the same site in Changshu, at Zhangzhou in Fujian province, as well as in Kaosiung.
The capacity of the three compounding factories total around 100,000 tonnes/year, the source said, without stating the breakdown of the capacities.
The PBT compounding unit in Zhangzhou sources natural grade PBT for compounding from the Changshu natural grade factory.
PBT is applied in the manufacture of automobile parts, computers and electrical devices.
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