18 April 2011 10:13 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Indian Oil will restart its 40,000 tonne/year paraffin wax plant in Digboi at Assam state this week, a company source said on Monday.
The unit was shut in late March for three weeks of planned maintenance.
“We are restarting the main complex tonight and in the next two or three days, we will restart the wax production unit,” the source said.
The plant can produce about 3,500 tonnes/month of wax, 10% of which is premium Type-1 grade and the rest is Type-2 grade, depending on the wax content of the oil feedstock, according to the source.
Type-1 paraffin wax is used in the production of pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, while Type 2 is used in the manufacture of candles, the source added.
Other regional producers include Chennai Petroleum and Pertamina.
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