Thai Plastic and Chemicals expects to restart plans for expansion of its polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plant at Map Ta Phut, allowing it to run production lines in November. The plant would have full capacity of 50,000 tons. The PVC plant, suspension on which has been lifted, was among 76 projects suspended a year ago because of environmental and health concerns at the estate.
A separate vinyl chloride monomer expansion was deemed to fall into the category of environmentally harmful activities by the court and had its licence withdrawn. The company has coordinated with government authorities to achieve full compliance with laws and regulations at the VCM plant, hoping to get a licence by mid-2011.