Sonlu Shangling Enterprise Group finished its 3mn unit/year new refrigerator facilities ahead of schedule
Huitian New Materials, expects its new 10kT/year polyurethane adhesives facilities to go into operation by the end of 2014.
BASF’s new Ultramid PA and Ultradur PBT facilities at its Shanghai base went into operation in June 2014.
According to state-affiliated China National Petroleum & Chemical Planning Institute, the country is planning to have a 10,000kT/year ethylene glycol (EG) production volume by 2020 – of which 40% will be made using coal or natural gas.
Evonik has invested more than EUR100m ($136m) in a new hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) plant producing propylene oxide for polyruethane production.
Wanhua had a successful trial run on 18 April for its phase-seven TPU expansion facilities with 6kT/year capacity.
Zhuzhou Times New Material Technology (TMT), completed China’s first production line for PU elastomer joint resins used in railway bridges.
PU leather made by Anhui Anli Artificial Leather has been used in training soccer balls for the Brazil World Cup.
On May 20 Wanhua opened its Korea branch office in Seoul. Previously Wanhua has set up shop in about a dozen countries including the US, Russia, the Netherlands, Turkey, Japan, Brazil, India and the United Arab Emirates.
Evonik’s integrated manufacturing base for isophorone and isophorone diamine plants in Shanghai with a 50kT/year capacity started operation in May 2014.