by swisschambei in Business
Burckhardt Compression has signed a contract with Jiangsu Hongjing New Material Company Ltd. to equip three production lines for EVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymers) and LDPE (low-density polyethylene) with three Booster-Primary and three Hyper Compressors. The petrochemical mega-plant that is currently being built in Lianyungang, China, will have an output of 600 kilotons per year of EVA/LDPE. The production of EVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymers) and LDPE (low-density polyethylene) is technically highly demanding and requires Booster-Primary and Hyper Compressors as key components. EVA and LDPE are raw materials for products such as foils, electric cables or floor coverings. Specifically, the three 200 kilotons per year photovoltaic class ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymers plants will help to satisfy the worldwide demand for EVA polymer, which, shaped as a film, is used in solar panels as an insulating and sealing agent around the solar cells. Jiangsu Hongjing New Material Company Ltd., a subsidiary of Jiangsu Sailboat Petrochemical Co. Ltd. is a mostly privately-owned company in China that refines petroleum products and manufactures chemical products.