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October Plant Watch & Mergers

By Dorothy Lozowski   |

Plant Watch Liheng adds largest continuous polymerization capacity for PA6 to China September 25, 2007 — Liheng (Changle) Polyamide Technology Co. has contracted Lurgi Zimmer GmbH to build a polyamide-6 (PA6) plant in the province of Fujian. The plant will have a capacity of 200 tons/d of textile-grade chips, and will go onstream in 2009. SolVin to expand latex production in France September 24, 2007 — SolVin, a joint venture of Solvay and BASF, announced that it will build a new production line for polyvinylidene chloride (PVDC) latex at its Tavaux manufacturing site. PVDC latex is a specialty barrier material used as a coating in packaging applications where the integrity of the goods is critical, especially in the food and pharmaceutical sectors. The new production line will add a capacity of 10,000 ton/yr and is expected to be operational by mid-2009. Evonik Industries and TSM to build plant in the Netherlands September 20, 2007 — Evonik Industries and The Silicon Mine (TSM) have signed a letter of intent to build the first integrated production facility for solar silicon in Sittard-Geleen. Evonik’s Chemicals division will manufacture chlorosilanes, from which TSM is planning to produce 3,750 m.t./yr…
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