06 March 2008 07:46 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)—Shanghai Wujing plans to operate both its acetic acid lines at Wujing, Shanghai, with capacities totaling 550,000 tonnes/year in July, on easing feedstock carbon monoxide (CO) supplies, a company official said on Thursday.
“We will be able to operate both our acetic acid lines in July when our CO supplier, Shanghai Coking, completes their CO plant expansion,” he added.
Jiangsu Sopo operates a 600,000 tonne/year acetic acid plant in
As feedstock CO supply from Shanghai Coking was insufficient for both its lines at the same time, Shanghai Wujing had only been operating its new 300,000 tonne/year acetic acid line. Its older 250,000 tonne/year line was shut last May, and the new 300,000 tonne/year line was started up in mid-August.
Meanwhile, Shanghai Wujing was said to be approaching big-scale acetic acid buyers in eastern
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