24 July 2013 07:31 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS) – China’s Luxi Chemical said on Wednesday that its 100,000 tonne/year caprolactam (capro) plant at Liaocheng in Shandong province has entered the commissioning stage.
The company also started up a 200,000 tonne/year hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) unit in the upstream market and commenced trial operations at the unit on 23 July, it said in a statement to the Shenzhen Stock Exchange.
The H2O2 output would be mainly fed to the capro plant and only extra output would be sold in spot markets, it said.
Luxi Chemical also plans to double the capro plant’s capacity to 200,000 tonnes/year in the future.
Industry sources said that commercial operation of the capro plant will start soon.
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