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Lurgi Zimmer Selected for China PBT Unit

10:28 AM MDT | September 15, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Lurgi Zimmer, a Lurgi subsidiary, says it has been awarded a contract by Xinjiang Blue Ridge Tunhe Chemical Industry Co. (Changji, China) to build a polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) plant. The unit will make PBT chips using purified terephthalic acid and butanediol as raw materials, and based on Lurgi Zimmer’s continuous polycondensation technology including tetrahydrofuran recovery, the company says. It will be built at Changji, which is located in the autonomous region of Xinjiang, China, and it is due to go onstream in 2009. The plant’s capacity...

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