08 July 2008 11:25 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Chlor-alkali producers in Shanghai have reduced output by up to 50% in July due to a lack of feedstock, producers and traders in China said on Tuesday.
Although Shanghai PC doesn’t operate polyvinyl chloride (PVC) capacity on its own, it was the key supplier of ethylene feedstock to Shanghai Chlor-Alkali Co (SCAC) in Wujing, ?xml:namespace>
The facility was expected to reduce its output by 50%, which would have an effect on the market, traders said.
SCAC’s petrochemical complex in
SCAC was heard to be on the lookout for spot EDC and vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) imports, but the surging prices of the products were hindering its aim, a source from the company said.
SCAC produces 370,000 tonnes/year of PVC and 260,000 tonnes/year of EDC at the two complexes.
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