Dairen Chemicals eyes Singapore VAM plant trial run mid-Feb

24 January 2013 08:41  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s Dairen Chemical Corporation plans to begin trial production at its new 350,000 tonne/year vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) plant on Jurong Island, Singapore, in mid-February, a source close to the company said on Thursday.

“The trial run is scheduled to begin after the Lunar New Year holidays and commercial production should start in April,” he added.

Several southeast Asia-based market players had earlier said that the commercial production was expected to start up in May or June.

Company officials declined to comment.

Dairen Chemical Corporation (DCC) is a joint venture between Chang Chun Group (Chang Chun Petrochemical and Chang Chun Plastics) and Nan Pao Resins.

The company operates two other VAM plants in Mailiao, Taiwan with a combined production capacity of 650,000 tonnes per year.

By: Helen Lee
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