China: Polycarbonate Plant EPC Engineering & Technologies Wins Major Order from Chimei
Great joy in Arnstadt: EPC Engineering & Technologies was able to land a major order from the Taiwanese world market leader Chimei. As a technology licensor, the traditional Thuringian company will implement a new 180-KTPA polycarbonate plant in Zhangzhou, China for its subsidiary Zhangzhou Chimei Chemical.
Arnstadt/Germany – The German plant manufacturer and technology provider will provide Chimei with a license for its patented EPC Variplant technology and proprietary equipment for the large-scale project and will also take over engineering and on-site support for this project.
EPC Variplant is a flexible plant concept for phosgene-free polycarbonate production that uses BPA (bisphenol A) and DPC (diphenyl carbonate) as primary raw materials.
The plant is scheduled to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2024.
With this continuous process technology, EPC offers—starting with the reactor system, through a process-optimized rectification and modern vacuum system to efficient process control—a future-proof plant design as well as time and cost-efficient project handling from a single source.
EPC is very proud to announce this collaboration, as Chimei is one of the world's leading manufacturers in the fields of advanced polymer materials, synthetic rubber and specialty chemicals. The new facility is intended to expand Chimei's existing polycarbonate production capacity. The plant is scheduled to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2024.
EPC's circular economy concept is an integral part of the overall plant design and offers Chimei, in addition to extremely high process flexibility and reliability, what it claims to be the most modern and efficient polycarbonate production process on the market.