MOSCOW (MRC) -- The Adani Group will be developing a new coal-to-polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plant in Mundra, Gujarat, India, according to Kemicalinfo with reference to an application by the company to India’s Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change.
The plant is expected to produce 2 million metric tons per year PVC grades such as suspension PVC (SPVC), chlorinated PVC (CPVC) and emulsion PVC (EPVC).
The company also intends to establish a vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) plant to produce PVC. This unit is projected to have a capacity of 2.002 million tons per year.
The company expects to complete the project within the next four years after receiving all the necessary approvals, it added.
The group stated that coal of about 3.1 million tonnes per year for the project will be sourced mainly from Australia, Russia and other countries.
According to the company, the project will produce 2.86 million metric tons per year of lime, 2.9 million metric tons per year of calcium carbide, and 860,000 metric tons per year of acetylene, and hydrate lime sludge from coal feedstock which are then processed to produce PVC.
In addition, the conglomerate also expects to produce 1.3 million metric tons per year of caustic soda, 1.23 million metric tons per year of hydrochloric acid (HCL), and 16,000 metric tons per year of sodium hypochlorite as byproducts. The facility is also expected to produce 130,000 metric tons per year of caustic potash, 100,000 metric tons per year of potassium carbonate, and 200,000 metric tons per year of sodium bicarbonate.
The proposed project will also help to reduce import dependence for polymers by promoting domestic production, the company concluded.
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