WUHAI, China—Zhongjin Fine Chemical has announced its plan to build an additives plant in Wuhai, pending regulatory approval.
Located in the city's Hainan Industrial Park with about 1.5 million square feet of total space, the new plant represents a $99.7 million investment and is projected to be completed in October 2017.
The first phase includes annual capacity of 4,000 tones mercaptobenzothiazole (MBT); 8,000 tones diphenyl guanidine (DPG); 5,000 tones tetramethyl thiuram disulphide (TMTD); 10,000 tones n-cyclohexylbenzothiazyl sulphonamide (CBS); 6,000 tones benzothiazyl-2-dicyclohexyl sulphonamide (DCBS); and 20,000 tones carbon disulfide.
The second phase will increase its carbon disulfide capacity to 50,000 each year.
A newly established joint venture between a local additive firm in Wuhai and state-owned Tianjin Bohai Fine Chemical, a market leader in China, Zhongjin estimates to bring in $12.1 million annual profit on $105.2 million revenue when in operation.
It also aims for further expansion in fine chemical with coking coal derivative precursors, a natural resource the city is well-endowed, and expects to generate $2.63 billion annual sales by 2021.