Chinese castor-to-nylon project reaches full capacity

July 18, 2011 |

In China, Suzhou Hipro Polymers reports that since launching a line of nylon products made with castor oil at ChinaPlas 2010, its plant is running at full capacity of 5,000 tonnes per year.

In June, Hipro started construction of a plant to bring annual production to 15,000 tonnes per year, which they expect to start up in Q2, 2012.  Hipro’s nylon products include nylon 6/10, 10/10 and 10/12, containing anywhere between 40 to 100% castor-oil content for products ranging from wind turbine slewing rings, electronic components, backsheets for PV solar modules and automotive tubing systems.

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