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Lurgi Zimmer to build largest PA6 plant in mainland China

Lurgi Zimmer GmbH, a company of Lurgi AG, Frankfurt/Germany, has contracted a Polyamide-6 plant to be built for Liheng (Changle) Polyamide Technology Co. Ltd. in the province of Fujian, China. Polyamide is a widely used polymer for sophisticated technical and textile applications.

Liheng is the largest textile PA6 filament producer in China and will add to its production the argest continuous polymerization capacity for Polyamide 6 in mainland China.

The plant, which features a unit to recover high quality caprolactam from extract water, has a capacity of 200 t/d high quality textile grade chips. The facility will be located in the Binhai Industrial Zone near Changle City and will go on stream in 2009.

Lurgi Zimmer will provide the technology, basic engineering, procurement of equipment, and supervision services. This project is the second order in short term with the two-stage Zimmer® polymerization PA6 technology and again strengthens Lurgi Zimmer´s position in the PA6 and Chinese market.

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