Air Liquide to provide technology for new Chinese polyamide 6 plants

The global engineering and construction (E&C) business of Air Liquide signed contracts with Fujian Jinfeng Technology and Fujian Zhongjin New Material to provide technology for new polyamide 6 (PA6) plants in China, the company announced on Tuesday.

The contracts include the design of the plants, the delivery of proprietary equipment and the technical services for a total capacity of 360,000 tpy of PA6. 

The plants will feature the Zimmer technologies "full recovery" concept as well as the newest generation of proprietary reactors with a single-line capacity of 400 tpd.

"Our continuous efforts in innovation translate in a strong competitive position, enabling us to commercialize this new concept in China, the most important market for polyamide 6 technology," said François Venet, vice president for Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions.

Air Liquide said the contract awards underline the position of its E&C solutions business as a world market leader in PA6 technologies, both in terms of global capacity and largest single line capacity.

Generally used in the field of textiles and engineering plastics, PA6 applications range from high quality textiles to the car industry, via domestic goods as well as sports and leisure.

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