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Shintech seeks permits to expand PVC output in US

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team - content@chemorbis.com
  • 31/10/2017 (13:03)
According to media reports, Shin-Etsu Chemical’s US subsidiary Shintech is seeking to receive a state permit in order to expand its PVC output and construct a new PVC feedstock plant at its Plaquemine complex, located in Louisiana.

The company’s project includes expanding its PVC output at its plant to 1.1 million tons/year from 635,000 tons/year as well as building a new VCM facility with a capacity of 1.4 million tons/year. The new VCM plant is also planned to produce chlorine, caustic soda and EDC.

The company completed the first part of its expansion project at its PVC plant in Addis, Louisiana last year. The complex’s PVC production rose by 150,000 tons/year to 590,000 tons/year after the expansion.

Shintech, the largest PVC producer operating in the US, announced its $1.4 billion investment to build a 500,000 ton/year ethylene plant at its Plaquemine site two years prior.

The new ethylene plant is expected to reduce ethylene purchases from other producers and expand the company’s feedstock output upon completion.
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