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Sinochem International Opens New Compounding Factory in Yangzhou, China

Published on 2022-09-08. Edited By : SpecialChem

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Sinochem International Opens New Compounding Factory in Yangzhou, ChinaSinochem International inaugurated its new compounding factory in Yangzhou on 18/8/22.

This new plant is an important milestone in Sinochem International’s industrial strategy in the field of engineering plastics.

Focusing on Mid and High-end Market Requirements

Hongsheng Liu, general manager of Sinochem International, said: "The operation of the Yangzhou compounding plant has opened a new chapter in the industrialization strategy of Sinochem International for ABS and modified materials. In terms of ABS, we forecast a vigorous development in China of home appliances, electronic devices, automobiles, and other relevant markets, with special focus on the mid and high-end market requirements”.

The new plant is located in the Yizheng Chemical Industrial Park, Yangzhou, and it is planned to build an annual capacity of 56,000 tons of ABS and PC modified materials in two phases. The plant will be operated by Sinochem Engineering Plastics (Yangzhou) Co., LTD., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sinochem International Corporation.

The first phase of the project, which has just started its operations, has an annual capacity of 24,000 tons of ABS and modified materials. The second phase, with a capacity of 32,000 tons, is scheduled to start production in 2023.

Related Read: Demand for High-end Applications Met with Engineering Plastics.

Increasing Company’s Global Footprint

In 2019, Sinochem International formally entered the ABS field through the acquisition of Europe's leading ABS and ABS blends manufacturer, ELIX Polymers (ELIX).

ELIX, headquartered in Spain, has more than 45 years of experience in the ABS business, with a strong market share in the European specialty ABS market. ELIX Polymers is an ABS and blends producer, well known and recognized as a benchmark in European and American markets. ELIX offers specialized and innovative solutions with best-in-class services across different industries such as automotive, healthcare, consumer goods, appliances, electro & electronics, and toys.

The operation of the Yangzhou new factory is a relevant step forward in increasing ELIX’s global footprint, supporting its growth in the China market. Local production of ABS, PC/ABS and PC blends through Sinochem Engineering Plastics under ELIX brand, will enable the plant to serve the China market locally with innovative, high-quality, customized, and sustainable products and services.

David Castañeda, ELIX Polymers CEO, said: “Today we embark on a new stage in this exciting journey together with Sinochem International to create a relevant player in the ABS global markets, and I am sure we will succeed”.

Source: ELIX Polymers

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