Japan’s Toyo Engineering wins contract to build EVOH plant in US

19 March 2013 03:47  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Toyo Engineering said on Tuesday it has won a turnkey contract from Nippon Synthetic Chemical Industry to build a 15,000 tonne/year ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH) plant at La Porte in Houston, the US.

Construction of the new plant is scheduled to begin in the summer of this year and be completed at the end of 2014, the company said in a statement.

The project will add a third production line to two existing lines “to respond to increasing worldwide demand for EVOH for food packaging applications”, it said.

The two existing lines has a combined EVOH capacity of 23,000 tonnes/year, according to Toyo.

Financial details of the contract were not disclosed.

By: Nurluqman Suratman

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