Latest Development of Technological Transformation of Wanhua’s MDI Plant for Capacity Expansion
PO plant Can Be Transformed to Produce Epichlorohydrin
Announcement on the Progress of U.S. MDI Project by Wanhua Chemical Group
Significance of Styrene Monomer Futures Trading
Chinese Enterprises Face Increasing Uncertainty as Vietnam is Losing Its Cost Advantage
It is reported that Wanhua Chemical (Ningbo) Co., Ltd. has completed the filing formalities for its integrated MDI/HDI expansion project in Ningbo Municipal Economic and Information Technology Bureau. The integrated project involves technological transformation of a MDI plant to expand its capacity to 1.5 million tons/year, building a 50k t/a HDI unit and other supporting facilities.
PUdaily, Shanghai--As is well known, the chlorohydrination process for producing propylene oxide includes two steps.First, producing chloropropanol via chlorohydrination of propylene with chlorine. Second, chloropropanol is saponified to produce propylene oxide. The processes for producing epichlorohydrin include high temperature chlorination of propylene, allyl acetate process and glycerol process. Of which the high temperature chlorination of propylene is a traditional process, which includes three steps...
On November 17, 2018, Wanhua Chemical Group published the Announcement on Building an Integrated MDI Project in the United States. At the preliminary design stage, the investment for the project increased significantly due to changes in the external environment. The company is reevaluating the scale and location of the project. Despite these difficulties and challenges, the company still plans to have a MDI capacity of 400,000 tons per year in the United States.
Styrene monomer (SM) is an important chemical feedstock, which is mainly used to produce expanded polystyrene (EPS), polystyrene (PS) and ABS resin. It is also called "a devil variety" because of the wild fluctuation of its spot price...
"As trade conflict has erupted, when deciding to relocate their productions Chinese manufacturers should take into account not only the cost difference that is certain, but also the uncertainty of the future." How big the scale of the capacity relocation is and what impact it will have remain to be seen."

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