Poland's ZAP hopes to restart melamine plant before Christmas

14 December 2010 12:38  [Source: ICIS news]

PRAGUE (ICIS)--Zaklady Azotowe Pulawy (ZAP) hopes its 30,000 tonne/year Melamine III plant will be running again before Christmas, after being shut down in September, the Polish producer said on Tuesday.

The high-pressure facility went into an unplanned shutdown at the end of September, and although a restart was achieved at the end of November, further problems meant it soon had to be taken down again, ZAP added.

However, the 30,000 tonne/year Melamine II unit, which went down unexpectedly on 29 October after a reactor failure, had been restarted successfully, the company said.

This plant was running in addition to the one other melamine facility which ZAP has in Pulawy, Poland - the Melamine I plant and recovery unit - which together produce 36,000 tonnes/year, it added.

ZAP is the world's third-largest melamine producer, with a total capacity of 96,000 tonnes/year.

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