26 February 2013 04:14 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China Sanjiang Fine Chemicals announced late on Monday that it has started commercial operations at its ethylene oxide (EO) unit, with a nameplate capacity of 100,000 tonnes/year, at Jiaxing in Zhejiang province from 24 February.
The company started commercial operations at its EO unit following the completion of trial runs at the unit, according to the statement on Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
The company owns three 60,000 tonne/year EO units at the same site, which are currently running at full capacity, the company source said.
The company also has a joint 100,000 tonne/year EO unit at the same site with Lotte Chemical, formerly known as Honam Petrochemical. The company takes half of the plant’s output, adding 50,000 tonnes/year into its total nameplate capacity, the source said.
The company’s total EO nameplate capacity is hence increased to 330,000 tonnes/year with the new EO unit, according to the statement.
The company is principally engaged in the manufacturing and supplying of EO and surfactants and the provision of surfactants processing service.
Additional reporting by Zitian Sun
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