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PTT Phenol Plans Capacity Expansion

8:33 AM MST | January 19, 2009

PTT Phenol (Bangkok) says it will more than double phenol capacity at Map Ta Phut, Thailand to 450,000 m.t./year by 2010 at a cost of $200 million. The company’s 200,000-m.t./year phenol plant is Thailand’s only facility making phenol for the domestic market, which is currently estimated at 180,000 m.t./year. The Thai phenol market is expected to tighten by 2010 when PTT Phenol is due to complete a 150,000-m.t./year bisphenol A (BPA) plant (CW, June 30, 2008, p. 13). The BPA plant, which is being built by Toyo-Thai Corp., will consume 130,000...

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