Slovnaft permanently shuts Bratislava EO and glycol plants

15 October 2010 11:03  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Slovnaft has permanently shut down its ethylene oxide (EO) and glycols plants at Bratislava, Slovakia, a company source confirmed on Friday.

The company stopped production at the units on 1 October, the source said. The decision was “based on profound analyses concerning the effectiveness of these old units”.

The plants' nameplate capacities were 48,000 tonnes/year of monoethylene glycol (MEG), including di-ethylene glycol (DEG) and tri-ethylene glycol (TEG), and 14,000 tonnes/year of EO.

The company has no plans to replace the shut units' capacities, the source added.

Slovnaft is a subsidiary of Hungary-based petrochemical group MOL.

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