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09-11-2008

Lurgi Zimmer: New PBT Plant in China

Lurgi Zimmer GmbH, a company of Lurgi GmbH, Frankfurt, Germany, has been awarded a contract for a PBT plant for Xinjiang Blue Ridge Tunhe Chemical Industry Company Ltd., Changji City China. The new plant will produce Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT) chips with pure Terephthalic Acid (PTA) and Butanediol (BDO) as raw materials, employing Lurgi Zimmer’s continuous polycondensation process including THF recovery. Tetrahydrofuran (THF) a side product of the process is used as solvent and basis for other polymers. The plant will be located in the province of Xinjiang and will go on stream in 2009. The order value is undisclosed. Lurgi Zimmer will provide the technology, engineering, procurement of equipment, and supervision services. It will be the fifth PBT plant with Zimmer polycondensation technology in China and emphasises the leading position of Lurgi Zimmer in this market segment worldwide.

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