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Shintech’s Louisiana Complex to Start Up First Phase in May

3:29 PM MDT | March 17, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Shin-Estu subsidiary Shintech says the first phase of an integrated chlor-alkali and vinyls project near Plaquemine, LA will start up in May. The company will bring online 300,000 m.t./year of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and 300,000 electrochemical units (ECUs)/year of chlor-alkali capacity during the first phase. ECUs represent the combined value of chlorine and caustic soda. The second phase will add a further 300,000 m.t. of PVC and 200,000 ECUs/year of chlor-alkali and is expected to be online between September and year-end 2009. The North American chlor-alkali...

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