30 January 2009 20:05 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS news)--Clariant has resumed production of the smaller ethylene oxide (EO) unit in Gendorf, Germany, a company source said on Friday.
Demand for EO has now stabilised following a “very low” fourth quarter in 2008, the source added.
The plant had previously been taken off line at the beginning of January due to feedstock constraints.
Also at the Gendorf site, the larger EO/mono ethylene glycol unit was reported to be running. The plant had restarted on 5 January, having been down since last September, following maintenance, technical issues and disruption to its feedstock supply.
The company source would not say if the two units were running at full capacity.
The Gendorf site produces 160,000 tonnes/year of EO equivalents at the larger unit and 80,000 tonnes/year at the smaller facility, according to the source.By Matthew Bristow
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