China: viscose fibre production
The Lenzing Group, a manufacturer of cellulose-based fibres, will build its own viscose fibre production plant in China.
Netherlands: Teijin Twaron boosts capacity
Aker Kvaerner has signed a EUR 5 million contract with Teijin Twaron, one of the world’s largest producers of high-performance fibres.
Nylon fibre plant in UK
INVISTA has awarded Aker Kvaerner the engineering services contract for the expansion of its nylon 66 fibre plant in Gloucester, UK.
DSM Nanjing Chemical Company Ltd (DNCC) has awarded Aker Kvaerner the revamp of the Caprolactam plant at its site in Nanjing (Dachang district), China.
Stainless gear metering pumps
Pompe Cucchi has introduced new stainless-steel gear-metering pumps.
DSM expands Dyneema production
DSM will expand its production capacity for Dyneema, the super-strong polyethylene fibre, by at least 40% by building two new production lines in Greenville (North Carolina, USA) with a combined capacity of 1300/1600 tons per year (depending on product grade mix).
Industrial Gases joint venture in China
BOC and Sinopec Yangzi Petrochemical Corp. (Sinopec-YPC), a subsidiary of the Sinopec Group, have formed a joint venture known as Nanjing BOC-YPC Gases Company Ltd (BYG) to meet expanding industrial gases requirements in Nanjing, China.
Delayed Malaysia plant set up
US silicone-based products maker Dow Corning Corp will build a plant in Malaysia this year as part of a pledge made in 1998 to invest two billion ringgit (USD 526 million) in the country.