China’s Qilu Petchem restarts oxo-alcohols unit

27 February 2009 07:37  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--China’s Qilu Petrochemical, a subsidiary of state-owned major Sinopec, restarted its oxo-alcohols unit at Shandong in eastern China earlier today, market sources said on Friday.

The oxo-alcohols unit with a nameplate capacity of 250,000 tonnes/year of 2-ethyl hexanol (2-EH) and 85,000 tonnes/year of normal butanol (NBA) was taken off line on 17 February following some mechanical problems.

The producer is ramping up production rates at present, market sources said.

Other major 2-EH producers in China include Jilin Petrochemical, BASF-YPC, Daqing Petrochemical and Beijing Eastern Petrochemical.

Cecilia Zhang of CBI contributed to this story

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