Kasai Bio: The glass fiber project in Shanxi Comprehensive Reform Zone has been launched, extending the bio-based polyamide industry chain

Latest News: Shanxi Synthetic Biology Industrial Ecological Park is an agglomeration park of the entire synthetic biology industry chain created by the introduction of Kasai Bio from Shanxi Comprehensive Reform District. The first phase of the project is about 45 billion yuan. It will be completed and put into operation in succession in 2010, and the output value will reach more than 100 billion yuan after reaching production. On the evening of June 30, Sinoma Technology (002080.SZ) announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Taishan Glass Fiber Co., Ltd. plans to spend 3.684 billion yuan to build a high-performance glass fiber intelligent manufacturing production line project with an annual output of 300,000 tons. The construction period 26 months, the construction site is located in the Shanxi Transformation Comprehensive Reform Demonstration Zone in Taiyuan City, Shanxi Province.

The glass fiber project of Sinoma Technology settled in Shanxi, and the synergy of resources and technology is expected to expand the application of polyamide

The bio-based polyamide developed by Kasai Bio has the characteristics of light weight, high strength, high temperature resistance, high wear resistance, corrosion resistance, etc. It can be used in vehicles, wind power, Aviation, building materials and other downstream fields. Thermoplastic fiber reinforced composite materials will be one of the company’s future development strategies. The company plans to focus on the development of glass fiber and carbon fiber reinforced high-temperature bio-based polyamides, and will complete two high-temperature polyamides E-6300 and E-3100 in 2020. Amide product development. On June 30, 2022, Sinoma Technology plans to invest 3.684 billion yuan in the Shanxi Transformation Comprehensive Reform Demonstration Zone to build a high-performance glass fiber intelligent manufacturing production line project with an annual output of 300,000 tons.

The performance of the polyamide 56 product developed by Kasai Bio is close to the general-purpose polyamide 66. Under the background of the gradual implementation of carbon reduction and environmental protection policies, it is expected to replace the latter in glass fiber reinforced nylon composite materials. The company’s planned production capacity of 900,000 tons of polyamide in the comprehensive reform area of ​​Shanxi is expected to achieve production and application synergy with the newly built glass fiber projects in the park, accelerate the downstream application of Kasai bio-thermoplastic fiber reinforced composite materials, and expand the application field of polyamide. Economic benefits of lifting devices. Bio-based polyamide composite materials have excellent performance and are expected to be applied under the dual-carbon policy. Due to the impact of the dual-carbon policy and environmental protection factors, the cost advantage of bio-based materials is superimposed, and bio-based polyamides are used to replace existing chemical-based polyamides in composite materials. materials, is expected to become the development trend of the industry. Bio-based nylon 56 uses corn as raw material, which reduces production costs through microbial fermentation and relieves the pressure of shortage of petroleum resources. Glass fiber polyamide composite material has good tensile strength, high temperature resistance, oil resistance and other properties, and glass fiber bio-based polyamide (such as PA56-G30) has excellent long-term thermal and oxygen aging resistance, and the performance retention rate exceeds 90 %. Due to its good comprehensive properties, glass fiber polyamide composite materials can be widely used in automobiles, electronic appliances, construction, wind power blades and other fields. The Shanxi project is progressing smoothly, and the sebacic acid has entered the trial production stage. At the end of 2020, the company signed an agreement with the Management Committee of the Shanxi Transformation Comprehensive Reform Demonstration Zone (Shanxi Comprehensive Reform Zone), and plans to jointly invest to build a “Shanxi Synthetic Bio Industry Ecological Park”. At present, the project is progressing smoothly. On April 15, 2022, the main steel structure of the EPC project of Shanxi Synthetic Biology Kasai Research Institute was successfully capped; Production stage. At the same time, the company’s projects with an annual output of 500,000 tons of bio-based pentamethylene diamine and 900,000 tons of bio-based polyamide will be planned together with the supporting projects in the downstream industry chain. It is expected to be put into operation by the end of 2023. The 10,000-ton bio-based pentanediamine and 100,000-ton bio-based polyamide production lines have been put into operation as scheduled at the end of the first half of 2021, and the production capacity has been gradually released. Polyamide is expected to usher in large-scale applications. By the end of 2021, bio-based polyamide products have been developed and sold to more than 300 customers, and are widely used in textiles, industrial yarns, engineering plastics and other fields, providing green solutions for global low-carbon development. The company’s new bio-based polyamide with comprehensive advantages of high strength, temperature resistance, recyclability and low cost has completed the pilot test and is expected to enter the field of “replacing steel with plastic and plastic with plastic” to replace metal and replace thermosetting materials. Large scene application stage.

High-value utilization of straw is expected to become a key part of biomanufacturing

The company hopes to achieve “carbon neutrality” through bio-manufacturing, and has gradually established the following three strategies:

(1) Develop new bio-based materials with large-scale application scenarios. The high temperature-resistant bio-based polyamide reinforced by glass fiber and carbon fiber developed by the company has the characteristics of light weight, high strength, high temperature resistance, high wear resistance and corrosion resistance, and has the advantages of renewable raw materials, recyclable products and competitive costs. It will be promoted in automotive, wind power, aviation, building materials and other application fields that require lightweight.

(2) Industrial utilization of biological waste. The company plans to develop high-efficiency comprehensive technologies for biomass fiber pretreatment, cellulose saccharification, and bioutilization of miscellaneous sugars. The company will select biodegradable materials such as lactic acid/polylactic acid as the industrialization demonstration project of straw raw materials, and at the same time carry out the development of products with mature markets such as polyamide, amino acid, biofuel, etc. with biowaste, so as to realize the large-scale bio-manufacturing. “Do not compete with people for grain, and do not compete with grain for land.”

(3) Establish R&D and production facilities for the entire synthetic biology industry chain. The company regards technological innovation as the driving force for the sustainable development of the enterprise, strengthens the construction of high-throughput R&D facilities in the entire synthetic biology industry chain, and selects projects with relatively competitive, forward-looking, social significance and commercial value for systematic key R&D.