China’s YPC-BASF shuts Nanjing oxo-alcohol plant for eight days

22 July 2011 09:24  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s YPC-BASF (BYC) shut its oxo-alcohols plant at Nanjing in Jiangsu province on 19 July for an eight-day long turnaround, sources close to the company said on Friday.

The plant is capable of producing 110,000 tonnes/year of n-butanol (NBA), 25,000 tonnes/year of isobutanol (IBA) and 110,000 tonnes/year of 2-ethylhexanol (2-EH).

BYC, a 50:50 joint venture between Germany’s BASF and China’s Sinopec, is engaged in the construction of several new plants in China, including a 2-propylheptanol unit, a non-ionic surfactants unit and an amines complex.

The company could not be immediately reached for comment.

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By: Su Yeen Cheong
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