21 August 2009 16:51 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS news)--Clariant will partially close its ethylene oxide (EO) plant and take its monoethylene glycol (MEG) plant off line in Gendorf, Germany, for 10 days of maintenance during the second half of September, a company source said on Friday.
“We have bridged to fulfil our contract obligations,” the source said.
The MEG market was tight in
EO demand was holding up reasonably well in northwest
Clariant had been operating between technical minimum and flat out because of changing demand, with EO being healthier than MEG, the source said.
The MEG nameplate capacity at Gendorf is 240,000 tonnes/year, while the EO capacity is 225,000 tonnes/year, according to ICIS plants and projects.
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