09 May 2011 08:32 [Source: ICIS news]
SHANGHAI (ICIS)--China’s Shandong Jianlan Chemical plans to restart its 2-ethylhexanol (2-EH) unit at Zibo in Shandong province on 13 May, a company source said on Monday.
The unit was taken off line on 5 May to expand its capacity from 100,000 tonnes/year to 140,000 tonnes/year, the source said.
Shandong Jianlan Chemical began operations at its 2-EH unit in October 2010 and had expanded the plant’s capacity by 30,000 tonnes/year from its original capacity of 70,000 tonnes/year in April this year, the source added.
The unit is expected to run at full rates once the expansion is complete. This is to address the tight supply of 2-EH in the domestic market for the long term, industry sources said.
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Additional reporting by Sherry Su
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