16 April 2009 12:43 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS news)--Sasol’s isopropanol (IPA) and methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) units at Moers, Germany, will enter maintenance turnarounds in mid-April, a source from the South African petrochemicals producer said on Thursday.
The IPA plant, which has a nameplate capacity of 155,000 tonnes/year, will shut down for routine maintenance which was expected to last about two weeks.
The MEK unit which produces 65,000 tonnes/year will run at reduced rates for a similar period to allow repair work to be undertaken. The maintenance on the MEK facility had previously been postponed from February, the seller said.
Stock levels were sufficient to cover volume requirements, added the source.
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