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US Shintech to invest $1.25 billion in PVC, VCM expansion

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team - content@chemorbis.com
  • 27/01/2021 (10:21)
US Shintech Louisiana LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Japan-based Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd, revealed a new expansion project for its PVC, VCM and caustic soda facilities in Iberville and West Baton Rouge, Louisiana with an investment of $1.25 billion, the US-based PVC producer announced in a press release.

The new facility will boost the company’s total production capacity of VCM by 580,000 tons/year, PVC by 380,000 tons/year and caustic soda by 390,000 tons/year.

Once the construction of the project is completed by the end of 2023, Shintech’s total production capacity will be raised to 3.62 million tons/year of PVC, 2.95 million tons/year of VCM and 1.95 million tons/year of caustic soda.

In the meantime, the company has another PVC expansion project ongoing in Plaquemine, Louisiana, which was first announced in July 2018. The $1.49 billion project’s start-up date has recently been postponed to the end of Q1 2021, the company added in the press release.
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