China’s Shandong Sanyue runs new ECH/PO plant at 70-80%

18 April 2013 11:44  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)-- China’s Shandong Sanyue Chemical is running its newly started up epichlorohydrin (ECH)/propylene oxide (PO) swing plant at 70-80% of capacity, sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

The plant, which has a PO capacity of 80,000 tonne/year and manufactures PO via the chlorohydrin process, began commercial production on 14 April, the sources said.

The unit has yet to consistently churn out on-spec material, they said.

Shandong Sanyue Chemical has plans to eventually double the plant’s capacity to 160,000 tonnes/year although details are not finalised, they said.

The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Sanmu Group.

Additional reporting by Vikki Shen in Shanghai

By: Jingyi Chan
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