14 August 2012 09:16 [Source: ICIS news]
By Victor Shi and Jasmine Khoo
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Jiangsu Yangnong is planning to start up its new 30,000 tonne/year epichlorohydrin (ECH) unit in Jiangsu province in mid-August, a company source said on Tuesday.
The tentative start-up date is expected to be 15 August, a source close to the company added – although this could not be verified immediately.
The start-up of the new unit is expected to add to the ECH oversupply in China amid weak market demand, industry sources said. Import demand is also expected to be affected.
Jiangsu Yangnong is currently the largest glycerine-based ECH producer in China, and will have a total nameplate capacity of 120,000 tonnes/year when all its ECH units are in production.
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