China’s Baling Hengyi Caprolactam starts up capro plant

29 August 2012 04:58  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Zhejiang Baling Hengyi Caprolactam has successfully started up its 200,000 tonne/year caprolactam (capro) plant at Hangzhou in Zhejiang province, parent company Hengyi Petrochemical said on Wednesday.

The company has been conducting trial runs at the yuan (CNY)3.6bn ($567m) plant since May and achieved high-quality products during the tests, Hengyi Petrochemical said in a statement to the Shenzhen Stock Exchange.

“Daily output (after the start-up) is estimated to be around 550 tonnes, of which over 98% are high-quality products,” the statement said.

Zhejiang Baling Hengyi Caprolactam is a 50:50 joint venture between Hengyi Petrochemical and Sinopec, according to the statement.

($1 = CNY6.35)

By: Fanny Zhang
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