22 July 2011 09:11 [Source: ICIS news]
“Production at the methanol plant tripped yesterday which [disrupted operations at] the acetic acid plant as well,” the official said. “Production at the plants is expected to be resumed within the next two days.”
The latest outage is expected to be brief and is not expected to have any significant impact on the acetic acid market, sources said.
Besides the methanol and the acetic acid plants, Jiangsu Sopo also operates a 500,000 tonne/year ethyl acetate plant at the same site.
The ethyl acetate plant is operating normally as there is ample acetic acid feedstock inventory, the official added.
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