China’s Blue Star to shutdown BPA plant early Sept

24 August 2010 04:38  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Blue Star New Chemical Materials plans to shut its 90,000 tonne/year bisphenol A (BPA) plant at Nantong in Jiangsu province in early September for 10-15 days due to some production issues, a source close to the company said on Tuesday.

The plant was currently running around 70%, with stable output of on-spec epoxy resins grade BPA, the source said.

In July the company achieved on-spec production of polycarbonate (PC) grade BPA, which is a higher purity grade, but output was not stable yet, the source added.

The main market for BPA is in the production of polycarbonate (PC) with the second largest outlet being epoxy resins.

Other uses of BPA include flame retardants, unsaturated polyester resins and polyacrylate, polyetherimide and polysulphone resins.

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By: Liu Xin
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