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AkzoNobel Hikes MCA Capacity in China, Completes Dutch Expansion

6:02 AM MST | February 17, 2012

AkzoNobel says it will expand its monochloroacetic acid (MCA) plant at Taixing, China and confirms completion of an MCA expansion at Delfzijl, the Netherlands. The Taixing plant started up in 2002 with a capacity of 25,000 m.t./year and it has been expanded steadily to serve the rapidly growing Chinese market. The unit’s capacity reached 60,000 m.t./year in early 2010 and AkzoNobel plans to raise output to 100,000 m.t./year, to meet strong market growth in China and Asia/Pacific. The Delfzijl unit, meanwhile, has capacity for more than 100,000 m.t./year...

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