Chinese Firm Slates Vinyl Acetate Plant | November 2, 2009 Issue - Vol. 87 Issue 44 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 87 Issue 44 | p. 14 | Concentrates
Issue Date: November 2, 2009

Chinese Firm Slates Vinyl Acetate Plant

Department: Business
Keywords: vinyl acetate, China

China’s Jiangsu Sopo will build a vinyl acetate plant in Zhenjiang, China, using technology licensed from DuPont. The 330,000-metric-ton-per-year plant is expected to open in 2013. The Jiangsu site uses coal as a raw material to produce methanol and acetic acid, the key raw material for making vinyl acetate. When polymerized, vinyl acetate is employed in adhesives and coatings. William J. Harvey, president of DuPont’s packaging and industrial polymers division, calls the relationship with Sopo “a model for future growth.”

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