Wanhua Chemical has successfully launched a first phase polycarbonate facility at the Yantai Industrial Park in Yantai, China.
The 70,000 t/y polycarbonate plant, which utilizes the company's own phosgenation interfacial polycondensation technology, is part of a project that includes a second phase. No other details were given.
Last July, Linde Group signed an agreement with Wanhua to build two additional air separation units
(ASUs) to expand gas supply to the second phase.
The ASUs are scheduled to come on stream in 2019.
Source: Weekly “Petrochemical News”, Durham, NC, USA; 29 Jan 2018
(Syed Rashid Ali, Karachi, Pakistan)