01 July 2013 08:14 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Solvay plans to build a vanillin production facility in China that would boost its production capacity by 40%, the Belgian specialty chemicals firm said on Monday.
The proposed plant at Zhenjiang city in Jiangsu province is expected to come on stream by the end of next year, Solvay said in a statement.
Vanillin has food applications.
Details on investments and plant capacity were not disclosed.
“Combined with the new plant in Zhenjiang, expected to be operational by the end of 2014, the company's worldwide production capacities for vanillin and ethyl-vanillin will expand significantly,” the company said.
“Demand for vanillin in Asia is outpacing worldwide demand. The Zhenjiang facility will be fully compliant with both international and local stringent regulations,” Solvay said.
Solvay said it is currently the biggest producer of vanillin in the world with production facilities in Baton Rouge in the US and in Saint-Fons in France.
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