14 May 2013 08:54 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China Sanjiang Fine Chemicals is considering building a new ethylene oxide (EO) line in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province, to come on stream at the end of 2014/2015, a company source said on Tuesday.
The decision is not finalised and as such, construction has not yet begun at the new unit, the source said.
Sanjiang started commercial operations at a new EO line, with a nameplate capacity of 100,000 tonnes/year, at the same site in late February this year.
It has a separate similar-sized unit that is a joint venture with Lotte Chemical, formerly known as Honam Petrochemical.
The company also owns three 60,000 tonne/year EO units in Jiaxing.
One of the three 60,000 tonne/year units is slated for maintenance in June for more than 20 days but the shutdown dates have yet to be confirmed, the source added.
For the latest chemical news, data and analysis that directly impacts your business sign up for a free trial to ICIS news - the breaking online news service for the global chemical industry.
Get the facts and analysis behind the headlines from our market leading weekly magazine: sign up to a free trial to ICIS Chemical Business.
|ICIS news FREE TRIAL|
|Get access to breaking chemical news as it happens.|
|ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX)|
|ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX). Download the free tabular data and a chart of the historical index|
Asian Chemical Connections