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Chinese Firm to License DuPont's VAM Technology

7:58 AM MDT | October 28, 2009 | Lindsey Bewley

DuPont Packaging and Industrial Polymers says its vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) technology has been selected by Jiangsu Sopo Group (Sopo; Shanghai) for a 330,000-m.t./year plant at Zhenjiang, China. The planned VAM facility will be integrated with other Sopo petrochemical plants at Zhenjiang. The site includes a methanol plant and a 1.2-million m.t./year acetic acid plant that will supply feedstock to the VAM unit. Other chemicals produced at Zhenjiang include chlor-alkali products and rubber accelerants, the company says. The VAM plant is expected to be completed...

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