Hungary's BorsodChem running new TDI-2 plant at 80%

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.

However, the plant at Kazincbarcika, northern Hungary, would be taken down for a couple of days in mid-August during BorsodChem's scheduled annual maintenance period, it added.

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.

By: Will Conroy
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