Shanghai Chlor-Alkali Chemical Co., Ltd.

 Shanghai Chlor-Alkali Chemical Co., Ltd. was founded on July, 1992. Its name was Shanghai Chlor-Alkali Complex. There are 5 billion RMB belong to SCAC, presently. It is one of 520 national key enterprise.
 There are 5107 people in the company. Among them, various specialized technologists are count to 918 and its the 18 percent of the total.
 SCAC. Is located in Shanghai Wujing Chemical Industrial Region. The company occupies a ground area of over 160 hectares. Because besiding the Huangpu River, it has two ten thousand tons docks where foreign ships could moor at and five special lines of railway. There is a highway net around the company, so the transportation is very convenient.
 The company to research new products and study science and technology founded the state level technologic center.
SCAC had 25 sets of modern productive equipment. Many of them are import. By technology transformation and renewal of many years, the equipment and manufacture technology are as developed as those same kind companies in the world.
 The company produces and sells caustic soda, chlorine, fluorine products, and plastic resin. These products are totaling 20 categories and 40 varieties. Among them, the output of the mainly products every year like these: caustic soda is 400,000 T, vinyl chloride is 300,000T, PVC resin is 320,000T,hydrochloric acid is 250,000T.The company offered about 1,500,000T various chemical products to society every year.
 The products of the company are well sold not only in Middle-China and Eastern-China, but also in the countries and regions of South East Asia, Japan, Korea, Australia, South Africa and Euro-America etc. With the change of the market, the total amount of sales remains between 2.3 billion and 2.8 billion.
 In 1994,the company passed the ISO9002 Quality System certificate. And she still keeps the honor today. In AUG. 2002, the company passed the ISO 14001 Environment Management System Certificate. Polyvinyl chloride with Shenfeng brand and 48% IM technology liquid caustic soda with Dianhua brand are awarded as the products of Shanghai famous brand. The company was honored the title of Shanghai High-new Technique Enterprise by Shanghai Municipal Government.
 In present, SCAC is doing a strategic development in Shanghai chemical industry zone at Shanghai Caojin area, establishing the projects of Caustic Soda, VCM and PVC. The company would like to contact with BAYER and BASF companies who are the famous chemical company in the world to establish the big equipment of poly-carbonate and methyl di-p-phenylene iso-cyanate facilities.
 SCAC has obtained the title of The Best CI Enterprise of Industry. Being the first class enterprise through self motivationis companys spirit. Making great effort to develop China and developing our company together with Chinais companys management concept.


2003/9/1  Asia Chemical Weekly

China's SCAC decide to back integrated PVC projects in two phases  

Shanghai Chlor-Alkali Chemical (SCAC) has decided to pursue its back-integrated polyvinyl chloride (PVC) project in Caojing, Shanghai, China, in two phases instead of one, according to a company source.  

The source said the company would build a 280 000 tonne/year ethylene dichloride (EDC) plant in the first phase. That would be followed by vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) and PVC plants, each with a capacity of 300 000 tonne/year.   Construction work has started on the EDC plant, which is scheduled to come onstream in June 2005, the source said. This would coincide with the startup of BP's joint-venture cracker project, from which SCAC would obtain its ethylene feedstock.   The VCM and PVC units would come onstream in 2008, he added.   SCAC had earlier planned to bring its whole complex onstream in one phase in H2 2005. At one stage it had considered stopping at EDC or VCM production.   The source explained that having VCM and PVC production in the second phase would give the company more time to monitor domestic supply and demand as many PVC projects have been planned in China.   The company decided to produce EDC first as there is a strong demand for it. Part of the EDC would be used captively, and the balance sold on the local market, he added.   SCAC currently sources ethylene from Shanghai Petrochemical Co and imports some supplies to feed its EDC plant in Wujing.   The company is due to start up its expanded 350 000 tonne/year PVC plant in Wujing this week following a turnaround. The plant had an original capacity of 280 000 tonne/year.

石油化学新報 2003/10/8




China Chemical WeekHeadlines (2003/10/24)

PVC makers'' worries loom
   by Liu Fangbin

China has started to collect anti-dumping duties against imported polyvinyl chloride (PVC) originating in the US, ROK, Japan, Russia and China's Taiwan. The move helps regulate the domestic PVC market and provide sound opportunity for the development of domestic makers. However, executives of quite a few PVC makers did not feel relaxed at the Wuhan meeting of the China Chloralkali Industry Association that ended on October 16.

The anti-dumping investigation which started on February 29, 2002 and the preliminary judgment made in May this year substantially boosted the performance of domestic PVC makers. Annual reports of four listed PVC companies show Jinhua Chloralkali reduced losses by RMB53m in the first half of this year compared with RMB74.81m losses a year ago, Beijing No 2 Chemical Co posted a net profit growth of 102% in the first-half, Cangzhou Chemical increased its profits by 92.39%, and Shanghai Chloralkali reported a considerable growth.

The sound PVC production and sales situation led by the anti-dumping campaign is
igniting a new wave of investment in capacity expansion. Overseas majors are shifting their China-oriented export strategy to production in China while domestic enterprises are busy with expansion. LG Chemicals PVC capacity in Tianjin has reached 340,000t/a and they are planning to expand the capacity to 1.1mt/a by 2010. Taiwan-based Formosa Plastics 300,000t/a project in Ningbo in entering the final stage, with trial run and operation slated for this month. At the same time, the company has finished its market survey of the western region on the mainland and is currently assessing its 500,000t/a PVC project.

Based on the 2002 import statistics, the PVC anti-dumping move is expected to cause a decline in imports by around 500,000t/a. It is estimated that
domestic PVC capacity will outnumber 8mt by 2005, accounting for one-third of the global new capacity. The capacity expansion rate will exceed 30%, the average annual new capacity will be more than 1mt, much faster than domestic demand growth.

The carbide process is largely applied in the domestic PVC production, which makes up 53.4% of the total capacity, and the percentage is still expanding. In the long run, the problems of power shortage and environmental protection will remain unsolved caused by the dramatic expansion of the carbide-process PVC capacity. The dwindling imports are escalating PVC prices on the domestic market, which have exceeded RMB7,000/t. Excessive PVC hikes might lead to a dwindling domestic PVC market and declining exports.

2003/11/14 China Chemical Reporter

Specialty PVC Project to be Constructed in Shenyang (

Shenyang Chemical Industrial Co., Ltd.(瀋陽化工) has recently decided to construct a 30 000 t/a joint venture specialty PVC (paste) project. The project will use the micro-suspension process. It has a total investment of RMB184.3 million and a construction period of 18 months and will start production in December 2004.
According to the statistics made by relevant departments, the output of specialty PVC in China was around 150 000 tons in 2002 and the import amount was more than 100 000 tons. The demand is much higher than the output. The rapid development of automobile, electronic, construction, coating and glove sectors, in particular, has led to a drastic demand increase of specialty and special PVC. The demand in the domestic market will at least be more than 350 000 tons in 2010. Due to restrictions in factors such as production technology, however, the domestic output of specialty PVC can not meet the need in different downstream products.
Specialty PVC is a leading product in Shenyang Chemical Industrial Co., Ltd. The capacity is
45 000 t/a (including the capacity of the 10 000 t/a expansion unit to be soon completed) and the output holds the first place in China, accounting for 23% of the national total in 2002. The company has acquired the technology for the production of specialty and special PVC to replace imports. Using the advantages of the company in process technology, production experience, engineering management, production site and utilities to construct a 30 000 t/a specialty PVC project can help meet the demand in the domestic market.

Platts 2004/2/16  

EDC-VCM-PVC Conference:
China to become PVC exporter after 2008

The dramatic growth of China's PVC production capacity over the next five years would turn it from being a net importer of PVC resin to becoming a net exporter after 2008, commented several panelists on the first day of the 4th China/Asia EDC-VCM-PVC Markets conference held at the Intercontinental Pudong Hotel in Shanghai, China.
The panelists, from three of China's largest PVC manufacturers, included Shanghai Chlor Alkali Co Director of Sales and Marketing, He Gang; Cangzhou Chemical Industry Deputy General Manager of Supply and Sales, Gao Jixuan; and Qilu Petrochemical Corp Head of Market Information, Liu Changgong.
Estimates from the three on precisely when China would begin exporting, differed but the consensus was that after the 2008 Olympics, demand from the construction sector would soften and China's PVC balance would be in a surplus.

2004/3/16 China Chemical Reporter

PVC project started construction in Shanghai

On March 2, the first phase of 300 000 t/a PVC project broke the ground in Shanghai Chemical Industry Park. This project is scheduled to complete construction at the end of 2005 and put on stream in the H1 of 2006. Shanghai caustic soda and PVC project is invested by Shanghai Tianyuan Huasheng Chemical Co Ltd 上海天原華勝化工公司、 as an important matching project to 900 000 t/a ethylene program, which will not only consume the products of upstream SECCO ethylene project but also can satisfy the demand of downstream BASF MDI/TDI project for chlorine. In addition it can absorb and make use of chlorine hydride, the byproduct of MDI/TDI unit.

2004-2-20 Asia Chemical Weekly

China's Runhua to go ahead with VCM, PVC project in Jiangsu  江蘇省江陰

China's Jiangyin Runhua Chemical Products Co is to build a 500 000 tonne/year vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) unit and a 300 000 tonne/year polyvinyl chloride (PVC) unit, according to a company source.

The Chinese government has approved the Rmb1.75bn ($211.4m/Euro165.6m) integrated project in Jiangyin, Jiangsu, China.

Talks on the project were being held with potential licensors, said the source, who added that discussions were also being held with a potential domestic customer interested in taking a stake in the project.

She said design work had started and land had been secured for the project. Construction work is scheduled to start this year, with startup slated for 2006.

Runhua will import ethylene dichloride (EDC) feedstock to feed the planned VCM unit. Talks are being held with potential EDC suppliers.

The project will be Runhua's first foray into VCM-PVC production. It currently produces only expandable polystyrene (PS).

The company, a Sino-Hongkong joint venture, is looking at expanding its range of petrochemical products. The company is also building a port that will be able to handle 30 000 tonne of chemicals and store 160 000 tonne of liquid chemicals. The new facilities will be ready this year.

November 04, 2004 Solvay

Solvay launches its vinyls technology in China with ground-breaking license agreement,,24397-2-0,00.htm

Fast growing market calls for further engineering projects    江蘇省泰興

Solvay SA announces today that it has signed a license agreement to supply its vinyl chloride monomer technology to Singpu Chemical Industries Co., Ltd. for the construction of a new production unit in Taixing (Jiangsu Province, Peoples Republic of China). The plant is scheduled to be operational in the first half of 2006, with an annual production capacity of 200 kilotons.

After an intense international competition, Solvay has won a contract to license out its proprietary technology and to provide engineering services, technical assistance as well as equipment to Singpu Chemical Industries. The financial terms of the agreement will not be disclosed.

The Chinese market for vinyl polymers has grown by an average of 15% over the past five years and is expected to reach a total volume of some 7 million tons of PVC in 2004 - which accounts for almost one quarter of the world market. This spectacular growth has been met, for the most part, by increased imports. As demand is set to continue rising, China is expected to curb its current deficit through a significant number of capacity expansion plans in its domestic vinyl production chain.

The agreement with Singpu marks our commercial breakthrough on the Chinese market for vinyl technologies,commented Luigi Belli, member of Solvay's Executive Committee and General Manager for Research and Technology. We strongly believe that we are now in a position to grow our licensing business in China; the industry is developing at a spectacular rate and we are willing to supply expertise covering most of the vinyl production chain,he said.

We are pleased to announce this agreement, which will enable us to come on stream quickly and serve the Chinese market with vinyl products of international quality standards,said Wang Xiao Hua, General Manager of Singpu Chemicals. Solvay scored high in all of our selection criteria and we were impressed by their technical expertise and reactivity,he added.

Singpu Chemical Industries Co., Ltd - a 100% subsidiary of Singapore-based Singpu Chemicals - is a major chemical producer in Jiangsu province, the People's Republic of China (PRC). Backed by a 10-year track record, Singpu Chemicals manufactures and sells chemical raw materials, including
chlor-alkali products and related downstream products such as aniline. The company is the second largest producer of aniline in the PRC.

Solvay is an international chemical and pharmaceutical group with headquarters in Brussels. It employs more than 30,000 people in 50 countries. In 2003 its consolidated sales amounted to EUR 7.6 billion generated by its three activity sectors: Chemicals, Plastics and Pharmaceuticals. Solvay is listed on the Euronext 100 index of top European companies. Details are available at

Singpu Chemicals

Singpu Chemicals is a Singapore-incorporated chemical company with operations based solely in the PRC catering to the China market.

Through our two subsidiaries, wholly-owned Singpu Chemical Industries (Taixing) Co., Ltd, and 80%-owned Singpu Chemical Industries (Yancheng) Co., Ltd. we are principally engaged in the manufacture and sale of chemical products such as caustic soda, chlorine, hydrogen, aniline, nitrobenzene, p-nitrochlorobenzene, o-nitrochlorobenzene, and hydrochloric acid.

Since we commenced operations in 1994, we have grown rapidly to be one of the largest producers of aniline and ion-membrane caustic soda in the Jiangsu Province, and the largest chemical raw materials producer in the China Fine Chemical Industry Taixing Park ("CFCITP"), a development zone dedicated to the fine chemical industry in the Jiangsu Province, PRC.

Our ability to combine our trademark service with the best quality products at the most competitive prices to meet the needs of our customers has supported our efforts in establishing a strong track record in the PRC over the years.

Platts 2005/3/9

Formosa to operate Ningbo PVC plant at 70% until demand firms

Formosa planned to operate its new 300,000 mt/yr PVC plant in Ningbo, China at reduced rates until domestic demand strengthens in China, a source close to the company said Wednesday.

The new unit was started up in the beginning of March but was only operating at about 73% capacity. Formosa offered PVC from the plant at Yuan 8,200/mt ex-works but had received few orders from buyers as the mainstream VCM-based PVC price was at about Yuan 7,900/mt ex-works and lower for carbide-based PVC, the source added.

2006/1/9 Platts

China's Zhongtai Chemical to start up new PVC unit    新疆中泰化工

Xinjiang Zhongtai Chemical Co of northwest China Xinjiang Ugyur Autonomous Region is set to start up a new PVC unit with a capacity of 600,000 mt/yr in April, according to a source from the company.
The unit is set to run at 20% capacity at first, gradually increasing to 98% over three and a half years. The company now has a PVC capacity of 140,000 mt/yr and is expected improve to 900,000 mt/yr when the newly added capacity is brought on line and costs get streamlined.
The new unit is carbide based but will switch to ethylene based technology in the coming years. The company produces most of the feedstock itself, with a minor portion to be bought from neighboring Gansu
甘粛省 Province in northwest China. About 60% of their PVC products are sold on domestic markets, and the remaining 40% are exported to Russia and other middle-Asian countries.
Transportation cost has increased by about $20/mt since last November due to the fact that railway transportation is getting tighter, the source said. However the freight hike would not greatly affect Zhongtai's PVC prices.


2007/4/12 Platts

China's carbide-based PVC remains competitive: Tangshan Sanyou

China's carbide-based polyvinyl chloride remained competitive compared with ethylene-based PVC despite rising coal and power costs, said Antares Wang Gang, General Manager of Tangshan Sanyou International Industry, Thursday. 唐山三友化工

In 2006, the production cost of carbide-based PVC was estimated at Yuan 5,063/mt, while for ethylene-based PVC it was Yuan 7,487/mt. Supplies of coal, a feedstock for carbide-based PVC, were sufficient but it was difficult to secure ethylene due to logistics, Wang Gang said.

As of March 2007, production cost of carbide-based PVC had risen to Yuan 5,500/mt with sales prices around Yuan 6,600/mt, meanwhile the production cost of ethylene-based PVC had fallen to Yuan 6,400/mt, compared with selling price of Yuan 7,000/mt. In addition to be cheaper, carbide-based PVC was much simpler to produce than ethylene-based PVC, he said.

This was however reflected in the quality of the end-product as carbide-based PVC tends to be "not very good" because producers tend to be small and it was difficult for them to reach high-quality ethylene-based PVC feedstock, such as vinyl chloride monomer.

Wang added that due to possible pollution by carbide-based PVC production as well as financial difficulties, the expansion of carbide-based PVC had started slowing.

Jerry Guao Xiaojun, business division manager at Shanghai Chlor-Alkali, said operations at China's PVC producers were sometimes inefficient because most of them are often small-scale and non-integrated producers. Average production capacity of China's PVC producers was only 110,000 mt/year, Guao said when speaking at the same conference.

Guao said it was necessary for the producers to become nation-wide operators rather than region-wide in order to improve cost efficiency.

August 18 2006 ICIS news

China PVC industry takes on India, Turkey duties

Chinas Chlor-Alkali Industry Association is leading its members to fight anti-dumping cases in India and Turkey targeted at Chinese polyvinyl chloride (PVC) imports, an official from the association said on Friday.

India started an anti-dumping investigation into Chinese imports on 28 June, he added. Twelve Chinese companies were involved, but one of them decided not to fight the case.

Turkey on Tuesday imposed a $320/tonne anti-dumping deposit on Chinese imports. Investigations would take about nine months and more than ten companies could respond to the lawsuit, the official said.

The hefty deposit would make it unprofitable for Chinese producers to export during the investigation period, he added.

India and Turkey are the two largest PVC export destinations for Chinese producers. We will not give up easily,the official said.

Besides finding legal help for the companies, the association is also gathering support from processors in India and Turkey, he added

We have been in touch with Indian processors who support us as the country cannot produce enough PVC for its own use.

The association is also trying to fight for China to be recognised as a market economy.

Without the market economy status, India will be judging its case based on Taiwan
s PVC cost structure, the official said.

This would be unfair to Chinese producers as they use much cheaper calcium carbide feedstock, unlike Taiwan which uses ethylene, he added.

A major Chinese producer said it was still too early to say if it will stop exports to Turkey and India.

Were still considering what to do. It will have less impact on us as our export quantity is not huge,he added.

China currently exports its PVC to more than 80 countries and it could face more antidumping suits in the future as exports are increasing rapidly, the association official and a consultant said.

Chinese PVC is an easy target for anti-dumping as it has a special cost structure which is much lower than ethylene-based products,the consultant said.

The antidumping cases will have an impact on producers as it would be difficult to divert the exports, especially to more developed countries as they require higher quality products, he added.

However, the association is stepping up efforts to increase exports to other countries such as South Africa, the official said.

2007/9/7 Korea Times

LG Chem Builds Plant for PVC Raw Materials in China

LG Chem, the top South Korean chemicals maker, said on Friday that it has built a plant for PVC (polyvinyl chloride) raw materials in China at a cost of $300 million (281 billion won), to directly produce plastics in the neighboring country.
(ceremony to mark the completion of a plant for PVC materials on Sep. 6)

LG Bohai, the firms Chinese unit, has completed construction of the plant on a 500,000 square meter site in Tianjin Province for production of vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) and ethylene dichloride (EDC), the two main ingredients for PVC.

Company officials expected the Chinese plant will produce about
350,000 tons of VCM and 300,000 tons of EDC per year, bringing the companys annual PVC output to a total of 920,000 tons, the world's sixth largest in capacity.

``We aim to expand the annual PVC production at the Chinese plant
up to 400,000 tons (from 340,000tons) by 2008, a company spokesman said. Currently, LG Chem has an annual capacity of 580,000 tons at home.

PVC is a key building block used to produce plastics. PVC demand in China has been soaring at an average of 13 percent annually, riding on high growth rates in recent years, to top 10 million tons in 2006.

LG Bohai will receive
ethylene from LG Chems Daesan factory and produce VCM, all of which will be delivered to LG Dagu, the South Korean chemical companys PVC unit in China, according to the spokesman.

``LG Chem strengthened its global competitiveness with the LG Bohai plant, which completed the vertical management system for the PVC business in China,
’’ LG Chem President & CEO Kim Bahn-suk said in a completion ceremony in Tianjin.