23 October 2008 07:30 [Source: ICIS news]
SHANGHAI (ICIS news)--China's Anhui Huaihua Chemical plans to build its own methanol facility to address the feedstock supply shortage that had kept its 50,000 tonne/year dimethylformamide (DMF) plant shut for the most part of the third quarter, a company source said on Thursday.
The methanol facility will have a 1.7m tonne/year capacity and would be built after all necessary approvals have been secured, the source said.
"The feedstock supply for DMF will be well maintained once our own methanol plant is finished. We are preparing for the approval work and invest capital," the source said.
The DMF plant was offline for most of the third quarter and had just been restarted in end-September.
A one-week forced shutdown of the unit was implemented last weekend due to unstable feedstock supply. The plant will be restarted this week, said the source.
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Jessica Sun from CBI contributed to this article
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