China's Markor Chem starts up new Xinjiang BDO unit

29 March 2013 07:19  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China's Markor Chemical on 28 March started up its 100,000 tonne/year 1,4-butanediol (BDO) unit at Korla in Xinjiang, a company source said on Friday.

The company’s overall BDO capacity at the Korla site now stands at 160,000 tonnes/year following the start-up of the new unit.

The second phase BDO project, a joint venture between Sinopec Group and Markor Chemiical, was an investment of yuan (CNY) 3bn ($483m).


By: Viola Pan
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