Toray, Sinopec Form Solvent Venture | July 6, 2009 Issue - Vol. 87 Issue 27 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 87 Issue 27 | p. 14 | Concentrates
Issue Date: July 6, 2009

Toray, Sinopec Form Solvent Venture

Department: Business
Keywords: Toray Industries, Sinopec, DSMO, Cangzhou

Toray Industries and Sinopec will set up a joint venture in China to make di­methyl sulfoxide (DMSO), a solvent used in the electronics, pharmaceutical, and agrochemical industries. The venture will spend about $21 million to build a 17,000-metric-ton per year plant in Cangzhou, in the northeast China province of Hebei. It will also take over a Sinopec plant that makes the DMSO raw material dimethyl sulfide. Toray says it is already the world’s largest producer of DMSO.

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