Malaysia's Optimal Glycols to restart MEG unit in Mid-March

04 March 2011 08:03  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Malaysia’s Optimal Glycols is expected to restart its 365,000 tonne/year monoethylene glycol (MEG) unit at Kerteh, Terengganu, in the middle of March after a month-long scheduled maintenance shutdown, a company source said on Friday.

The firm had stocked up inventories of the material to ensure ample supplies to its customers, the source said, adding that additional MEG required had also been outsourced.

MEG is the basic ingredient for the production of polyester resins for fibres.

Optimal Glycols is a wholly owned subsidiary of oil and gas major Petronas.

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