40,000t/a PTMEG Project
项目名称：40,000t/a PTMEG Project
项目分类：Light and Textile Industry
发起单位：Lianjiang Kemen Economic Development Zone Management Committee
前期工作进展情况：business and investment is being
合作方式：Individual Proprietorship,Joint Venture,Collaborate
关联产业：Light Industry，Textile Industry
内容和规模：Polytetrahydrofuran, also known as polytetramemethylene ether glycol, PTMEG for short, is a homopolymer got by cationic ring-opening polymerization of monomer tetrahydrofuran (THF for short). It is widely applied in the preparation of high-grade polyurethane (PU) products, such as spandex elastic fiber, polyurethane elastomer and high resilience foam.
Construction Reason: With the development of spandex production, China has become the world's biggest PTMEG production and consumption country. At present, China’s PTMEG output is 660,000t/a, with manufacturers spreading over energy sources, such as Shaanxi, Inner Mongolia, Ningxia and Xinjiang. But due to such reasons as product quality, PTMEG products are still imported from Taiwan and some other regions every year. We imported 52,000t in 2016, among which Xiamen Lilong Spandex Co., Ltd. imported 10,000t for its 15,000t/a spandex production facilities. Even though the domestic output of PTMEG is greater than its market demand, as Fujian is far from PTMEG origin, the high raw material transport cost will increase the production cost of spandex. Thus, it is very necessary to have PTMEG production in the Park.