China Sanjiang Fine Chemicals starts commercial ops at new EO plant

18 October 2012 10:51  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China Sanjiang Fine Chemicals announced on Thursday that it started commercial operation at its joint venture 100,000 tonne/year ethylene oxide (EO) plant at Jiaxing in Zhejiang province on 18 October.

The plant is owned by Sanjiang Honam Chemical, a 50:50 joint venture between China Sanjiang and South Korea’s Honam Petrochemical.

“Half of the output will be supplied to Honam Petrochemical’s downstream 50,000 tonne/year ethanolamines plant on site and the remaining half will be sold by China Sanjiang,” a source from China Sanjiang said.

China Sanjiang’s total EO capacity will be raised to 230,000 tonne/year from 180,000 tonne/year with the new production, the company said in a news release.

The joint venture company also has a plan to double the EO capacity in a second phase construction, but no timeline is available at present, according to the company source.

By: Fanny Zhang
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