China’s Baling Petchem to start up nylon 6 chips line at end-July

04 July 2012 10:56  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Baling Petrochemical plans to start up a 20,000 tonne/year nylon 6 chips line at Yueyang in Hunan province at the end of July, a company source said on Wednesday.

The new line is designed to produce normal speed spinning chips that are used to make nylon 6 filaments, the source added.

Baling Petrochemical, a subsidiary of Sinopec, has two caprolactam (capro) lines with a combined capacity of 200,000 tonnes/year and two nylon 6 chips line with a combined capacity of 35,000 tonnes/year, all located at Yueyang.

The company’s total polymerisation capacity will be raised to 55,000 tonnes/year after the start-up.

The company’s new 100,000 tonne/year capro line at the same site is under construction and is expected to start up in October, the source said.

By: Angeline Zhang

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