Monday, January 27, 2014

Jiangsu Sanmei's PVDF project to go into normal production in 2014

In Dec. 2013, Jiangsu Sanmei's PVDF project finished the construction of main structures and it is estimated that the project will be put into normal production in April 2014.

According to China Fluoride Materials China Monthly Report 1401 issued by CCM,on 19 Dec., 2013, Jiangsu Sanmei Chemicals Co., Ltd. (Jiangsu Sanmei) announced that its polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) project, whose investment reached USD29.35 million, is going to finish the overall construction. Main structures of the PVDF project have been completed already, including a workshop, which covered an area of over 5,000 square meters. It's estimated that the PVDF project will be put into normal production in April 2014. The PVDF project has two production lines–vinylidene fluoride (VDF) production line and PVDF production line, with capacities of 7,142.85t/a and 5,000t/a respectively.

It is worth noting that the PVDF project is just a subproject of Jiangsu Sanmei's fluorine chemical project. The fluorine chemical project, whose total investment reached USD154.90 million, including anhydrous hydrogen fluoride (AHF) project, electronic grade hydrofluoric acid project, ozone depleting substance (ODS) substitutes project and the PVDF project. The fluorine chemical project was proposed by the parent company – Zhejiang Sanmei Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. (Zhejiang Sanmei), and it was constructed and implemented by Jiangsu Sanmei since 2011.

In recent years, domestic capacity of PVDF has increased rapidly, which soared from 6,000t/a in 2010 to 24,500t/a in 2012, up by 308.33%, indicating that domestic fluorine chemical enterprises have continuously invested in PVDF projects. For instance, in 2012, Kureha (China) Investment Co., Ltd. (Kureha China) invested USD90 million in constructing a PVDF production device with a planned capacity of 10,000t/a, which will be constructed in two phases. The first phase will be put into normal production in 2014 with a capacity of 5,000t/a. Moreover, due to PVDF's potential demand and extensive application in many industries, such as petrochemical engineering industry, electrical & electronic industry, and fluorocarbon coating industry, it is estimated that this investment trend will last for several years.

Zhejiang Sanmei was founded in 1999, mainly engaging in fluorine chemical businesses, such as fluorite, hydrofluoric acid, fluorine refrigerants and inorganic fluorides. In recent years, Zhejiang Sanmei took measures to expand its industrial chain and upgraded its product structure in the field of deep processing.

In addition, Jiangxi Sanmei Chemicals Co., Ltd. (Jiangxi Sanmei), another subsidiary of Zhejiang Sanmei, will invest over USD48.92 million in a new fluoropolymer project in 2014, indicating that another new progress will be made in Zhejiang Sanmei's development plan of fluoride deep processing. The project will include three main products–hexafluoropropylene (HFP), fluorinated ethylene propylene (FEP) and polytetrafluoro ethylene (PTFE) and will be put into normal production within two years. Besides, it is estimated that the annual sales revenue of the project will reach USD163.05 million.

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