China’s Ningxia Younglight Energy eyes Sept start-up of VAM plant

29 May 2013 06:43  [Source: ICIS news]

CHONGQING (ICIS)--China’s Ningxia Younglight Energy Chemical plans to start up its 450,000 tonne/year vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) plant at Yinchuan in September, a company source said on Wednesday.

The carbide-based plant in Ningxia province was initially scheduled to go on stream in the first quarter of 2013, but the source did not provide a reason for the delay in starting up the unit.

The company also plans to start up a downstream polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) plant and a 200,000 tonne/year 1,4-butanediol (BDO) plant at the same time, the source said at the sidelines of the 6th 2013 CBI China VAM-PVA (also PVOH) & Derivatives Forum.

Construction of the VAM and PVOH plants began in March 2011.

Apart from its captive consumption of VAM, the company will target the domestic markets of northwest Shandong, Jiangsu, Zhejiang and the southern China coastal markets, namely the vinyl acetate ethylene (VAE) emulsions and adhesives industries.

Ningxia Younglight Energy Chemical is a subsidiary of Guodian Power Development Co, which is based in the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region of Yinchuan city.

The four-day China VAM-PVA & Derivatives Forum ends on 30 May.

By: Helen Lee
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