Massive pipe modules arrive at $1.25 billion Shintech site


Belgium-based material handling company Sarens recently transported several massive pipe modules by rail and truck from Lake Charles to Plaquemine in support of Shintech’s new $1.25 billion plant expansion, reports Manufacturing Global.

The Plaquemine project will ultimately increase the company’s polyvinyl chloride resin, or PVC, manufacturing capacity, and expand its chlor-alkali and vinyl chloride monomer capacity. Moreover, Shintech is growing its PVC packaging and warehouse operation in Addis.

It comes at a time when Shintech—a wholly owned subsidiary of Japan-based Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd—is trying to keep pace with the demand for PVC, a versatile and durable product used in a variety of applications in the building and construction industries as well as in health care, electronics, automotive and other sectors. Read the entire story.