17 July 2009 22:48 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS news)--US chemicals producer Invista began new maintenance this week at its adiponitrile (ADN) plant in Texas, but said on Friday that it was still too early to say when the plant might be fully operational.
ADN capacity at the ?xml:namespace>
The unit has been off line since Hurricane Ike hit
“It would be premature for us to speculate on the exact timing of when the
According to a filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), the maintenance project was scheduled to be completed during the first week of August and would include the cleaning of vessels and some production units.
Invista is a major consumer of butadiene (BD), which the company uses to produce ADN. ADN is then used as a feedstock in the production of nylon 6,6.
On 9 July, Invista declared a global force majeure (FM) on its nylon 6,6, nylon salt, ADN and HMD after a series of events severely curtailed production.
Those events included a government allocation of natural gas supply in
For the latest chemical news, data and analysis that directly impacts your business sign up for a free trial to ICIS news - the breaking online news service for the global chemical industry.
Get the facts and analysis behind the headlines from our market leading weekly magazine: sign up to a free trial to ICIS Chemical Business.
|ICIS news FREE TRIAL|
|Get access to breaking chemical news as it happens.|
|ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX)|
|ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX). Download the free tabular data and a chart of the historical index|
Asian Chemical Connections