Successful commissioning of polyamide 6 plant at Formosa Chemicals & Fibre Corporation

By Viktor Janzi, Senior Process Engineering, Polyamide Technology, Uhde Inventa-Fischer

Berlin, (PresseBox) - In autumn 2011 the plant engineering company Uhde Inventa-Fischer and Formosa Chemicals & Fibre Corporation (FCFC) of Taiwan successfully commissioned a plant for the production of high-performance polyamide 6 for textile applications. The new plant is located to the south of Ho Chi Min City in Vietnam. The polymerization plant uses Uhde Inventa-Fischer's proprietary High-Performance Polyamide 6 technology (HPPA®) to produce an annual capacity of 47,000 tonnes of full-dull or semi-dull chips. The overall plant is designed to allow for fast and simple integration of a second 130 tonne-per-day line at the front of the building.

The polyamide 6 produced at the plant is highly homogenous, stands out for its excellent heat stability and UV resistance, and meets the highest quality standards. The material is thus perfectly suited for high-speedspinning.

Uhde Inventa-Fischer's scope of supplies included the know-how licence, the formulae for the highperformance additives, the basic engineering, supervision of the detail engineering, the supply of all relevant equipment, supervision of the erection and the commissioning management. In addition, the operating personnel of Formosa Chemicals & Fibre Corporation were trained to operate the plant by experienced Uhde Inventa-Fischer specialists.

Uhde Inventa-Fischer GmbH

Uhde Inventa-Fischer is a leading engineering company located in Berlin, Germany, and Domat/Ems, Switzerland. Uhde Inventa-Fischer's scope of services includes the development, engineering and construction of industrial plants for the production of polyester, polyamides and polylactic acids. The company has built more than 400 production plants throughout the world. Having been part of the ThyssenKrupp Uhde group since 2004, the company is thus also part of ThyssenKrupp AG.

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