China’s Jilantai Chlor-Alkali sets end Dec restart for PVC unit

23 December 2010 08:16  [Source: ICIS news]

SHANGHAI (ICIS)--China’s Jilantai Chlor-Alkali Chemical plans to restart its 400,000 tonne/year polyvinyl chloride (PVC) unit in Inner Mongolia at the end of December after an explosion caused a feedstock snag earlier in the month, a company source said on Thursday.

Three people were killed and another seriously injured on 2 December when an acetylene converter exploded at the company’s chloroethylene plant. Chloroethylene is the feedstock of PVC.

The shutdown had little impact on the spot market, where most of the company’s PVC cargoes are sold, since it was not the peak season, a trader in east China told ICIS in Mandarin.

Jilantai Chlor-Alkali Chemical is a subsidiary of China National Salt Industry Corporation.

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