28 July 2011 16:55 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--BorsodChem's new 160,000 tonne/year toluene di-isocyanate (TDI)-2 plant has reached an operational rate of 80% of capacity in its current trial phase, the Hungarian isocyanates producer said on Thursday.
The interruption would be necessary because utility services would be temporarily halted in relation to an ongoing seven-week debottlenecking and annual maintenance of the company's main methyl di-p-phenylene isocyanate (MDI) plant, MDI M2, BorsodChem said.
The revamp of MDI M2 was aimed at raising its capacity from 150,000 tonnes/year to 240,000 tonnes/year, the company added.
BorsodChem also said that its 90,000 tonne/year TDI-1 plant would not undergo its scheduled maintenance in August, but later this year instead.
Since the beginning of this year, BorsodChem has been owned by China's Wanhua Industrial Group.
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