Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Nanyang Zhongju Tianguan to Expand PPC Resin Capacity

Nanyang Zhongju Tianguan Low Carbon Technology Co., Ltd. (Nanyang Zhongju Tianguan), a large PPC (Poly propylene carbonate) resin producer in China, plans to expand its PPC capacity to 31,000t/a in 2012 from 6,000t/a in October 2011.

Nanyang Zhongju Tianguan will launch its new PPC resin production line's first phase with capacity of 25,000t/a in 2012, according to Mr. Wu, the manager of Nanyang Zhongju Tianguan. The construction of the new production line was started in 2010. Mr. Wu reveals that in the near future, the second phase of the new production line with capacity of 75,000t/a is under the preliminary infrastructure.

Recently, Nanyang Zhongju Tianguan has only the capacity of 6,000t/a, including a production line of 5,000t/a and a pilot phase production line with capacity of 1,000t/a. But Mr. Wu is optimistic about the bright future of PPC resin. With specific policies on carbon dioxide emission's reduction released in China in 2010, more and more companies have been investing in PPC to reduce the intensity of carbon dioxide emissions.

Although PPC resin is inferior to most conventional plastics in terms of thermo-resistance, barrier property and processing capability, PPC resin has the advantage of mechanical properties, thermal stability and tensile properties. Mr. Wu, the manager from Nanyang Zhongju Tianguan, disclosed that the largest application field for PPC resin now is packaging field especially foam packaging materials, which is the biggest market for PPC. Meanwhile, He adds that another application field for PPC resin is for medical use but this kind of application is still at the experimental stage.

Furthermore, Mr. Wu does not worry that PPC resin market will be taken over by other kinds of biodegradable plastics. He claims that although PPC resin's price is higher than that of PLA, about USD2,300/t, each kind of bio-degradable plastics has its unique properties fitting in some niche markets. For example, even if PPC resin can only be used in packaging field, the packaging field still has many margins for uses of PPC resin and this consumption volume is adequate enough to support them to survive in the intense competitions outside.

Above is extracted from CCM International’s First Issue of Biomaterials China News. Find out more about the Nanyang Zhongju Tianguan’s PPC resin expansion in it. If you need free sample of this newsletter, please contact us at econtact@cnchemicals.com.

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