China’s Panjin Heyun runs 200,000 tonne/year MTBE unit at 30%

28 March 2011 07:51  [Source: ICIS news]

SHANGHAI (ICIS)--China’s Panjin Heyun Industrial Group is operating its 200,000 tonne/year methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) plant at Panjin in Liaoning province at 30% capacity after it was restarted around 20 March, a company source said on Monday.

The producer is expected to lift the plant’s operating rates to full capacity in early April, the source said.

The plant was started up in September last year and was shut down for 20 days of maintenance in early March, the source said.

The producer’s other 50,000 tonne/year MTBE plant located at the same site is operating at full rates at present, the source added.

Panjin Heyun is a major MTBE producer in China and manufactures its output mainly for domestic sale, the source said.

Additional reporting by Dong Hang

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