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China's Qingdao Haiwan eyes commercial production at 500,000 mt/year SM plant in Dec

Singapore (Platts)--10 Nov 2017 436 am EST/936 GMT


Qingdao Haiwan Chemical is expected to start commercial production at its new 500,000 mt/year styrene monomer plant in China's eastern Shandong province in December, market sources with knowledge of the matter said Friday.

"All facilities at the new plant have now been completed, and the company is expecting commercial output in December," a source said.

Commercial startup had already been delayed once this year, as the plant was originally scheduled to start production by early July, the sources said.

The start-up was first delayed to September due to environmental compliance reasons, and was then further delayed to the end of the year, they added.

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Qingdao Haiwan also operates a 300,000/year caustic soda plant, a 400,000/year vinyl chloride monomer plant, and a 300,000/year polyvinyl chloride plant at the same site.

Qingdao Haiwan has also announced plans to build a 200,000/year downstream polystyrene plant at the same site. The plant will be producing both general purpose and high impact polystyrene, according to the company.

--Frank Zeng, frank.zeng@spglobal.com

--Edited by Geetha Narayanasamy, geetha.narayanasamy@spglobal.com



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