10 March 2011 16:48 [Source: ICIS news]
In a letter to its customers, Sunoco said mechanical failures and breakdowns with a fluid catalytic cracker (FCC) at its
Cumene is a feedstock for phenol. AMS is a co-product in the phenol production process of cumene oxidation.
The company said the exact duration of the FM is unknown, but it is expected to last into April, according to the letter.
A Sunoco media spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for confirmation.
According to ICIS plants and projects, Sunoco can produce 545,000 tonnes/year of cumene at the
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