China’s Hubei Sanning Chemical runs Zhijiang capro line at 60%

19 August 2013 07:08  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Hubei Sanning Chemical is running its 100,000 tonne/year caprolactam (capro) line in Hubei province at 60% of capacity, a company source said on Monday.

The line at Zhijiang started up in mid-July and achieved on-spec products on 28 July, the source said.

The company is running the line at reduced rates because of a lack of feedstock cyclohexanone, the source said.

It plans to ramp up to full production at the line by the end of the month, but this will depend on availability of feedstock, the source said.

Its second 100,000 tonne/year capro line at the same site is likely to be started up next year, the source said without disclosing further details.

Additional reporting by Angeline Zhang

By: Viola Pan
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