Sep. 27, 2018
China's Inner Mongolia Yuanzheng Fine Chemicals is currently speeding up the construction of its annual 1,200-ton o-aminobenzoic acid, 500-ton haloxyfop-R-methyl, 1,200-ton 5-[2-(Ethylthio) propyl]-3-hydroxy-2-propionyl-2-cyclohexen-1-one and 10,000-ton 2-Chloro-5-(chloromethyl) pyridine production facilities, to meet the date of the trial operation in November.
The whole project saw an investment of 550 million yuan, being located within Wuhai Wuda Industrial Park. So far, the production permit for the phase 1 haloxyfop-R-methyl production line is ready; the environmental impact assessment for phase 2 has also been completed. All three workshops are, at this moment, under construction, having been competed up to 70%.
According to information, the whole project is scheduled for completion in three years. The 3,000-ton haloxyfop-R-methyl (phase 1) capacity is currently under construction, which will be extended to 10,000 tons in three years and will still grow to cover a number of downstream productions including 2-Chloro-5-(chloromethyl)pyridine, imidacloprid, Fluazifop P butyl, haloxyfop-R-methyl and glufosinate.
Among the company’s products to be produced in Wuhai, 2-Chloro-5-(chloromethyl) pyridine is an important pesticide intermediate for use in the production of a variety of pesticide products. Sodium chloride is its by-product, which is used for chlor-alkali production after being treated up to the chlor-alkali technical standard.
The raw materials originated from the coal tar benzene derivatives, chlor-alkali’s by-products, chlorine and ammonia, which are all generated from the industry chain of Wuda Industrial Park. These raw materials primarily either come from local industrial parks or from surrounding industrial zones. A promising future of the product is foreseen, which is later expected to be supplied partly to enterprises within industrial parks and partly for export.