China’s Jiangsu Haili shuts down capro lines for maintenance

26 July 2013 09:56  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Jiangsu Haili has shut down its two caprolactam (capro) lines in Yancheng city on Thursday, for maintenance, a company source said on Friday.

The lines, which have a combined capacity of 200,000 tonnes/year, will be down for about 15 days, the source said.

Production loss from the shutdown is estimated to be at least 5,000 tonnes, market sources said.

One of the lines started up in March this year, and the other commenced operations two months later.

Capro from the Jiangsu plant can be used for manufacturing spinning grade nylon-6 or polyamide-6 chips in Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces, as the output is considered to be of higher quality compared with those being produced in Shandong.

The Haili group also has two capro lines in Shandong province with a combined capacity of 200,000 tonnes/year. The lines are currently running at full capacity, the source said.

By: Angeline Zhang

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