China’s Gansu Yinguang eyes TDI plant turnaround in August

06 July 2010 10:41  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--China’s Gansu Yinguang plans a 20-day maintenance shutdown early next month at its two its toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) lines at Baiyin in northwestern Gansu province, a company source said on Tuesday.

The lines, with a combined nameplate capacity of 100,000 tonnes/year, were operating a 80-90% of capacity, the source added.

“This is a good news to the market ... to ease the oversupply,” a trader based in south China said.

TDI is a raw material for polyurethane (PU) foams used in various applications, including furniture and automobiles.

Other TDI makers in China include Hebei Changzhou Dahua and BASF.

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By: Ong Sheau Ling
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