China’s Befar restarts PO lines after one-day shutdown

16 September 2011 12:38  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Befar Group restarted three propylene oxide (PO) lines in Shandong province, China, on 15 September, sources close to the company said on Friday.

The company is now gradually ramping up the operating rates of all three lines, and is likely to be able to produce on-spec material during the weekend, the sources added.

The three PO lines, with a combined capacity of 110,000 tonnes/year, were shut on 14 September because of unexpected mechanical problems. The company’s 80,000 tonne/year PO line at the same site, however, operated normally throughout.

Befar primarily supplies PO to end-users in northern and eastern China.

Additional reporting by Vikki Shen, Caroline Zhang

By: Chan Jingyi
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