BASF-Petronas shuts oxos plant for turnaround

04 November 2008 09:05  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Malaysia’s BASF-Petronas shut its 340,000 tonne/year oxo-alcohol plant in Kuantan early last week for maintenance, a company source said on Tuesday.


The turnaround was initially scheduled to be in November for a period of 14-21 days but it was brought forward due to the current poor market conditions, he said.


The shutdown could be extended if margins remained poor, the source added.


The oxo-alcohol plant can produce 135,000 tonne/year of n-butanol (NBA), 90,000 tonnes/year of 2-ethylhexanol (2-EH), 15,000 tonnes/year of isobutanol (IBA) and 100,000 tonne/year of dioctyl phthalate (DOP),


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