China’s Kingboard Chemical to restart BPA plant on 1 October

29 September 2011 06:28  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Kingboard Chemical is planning to restart its 25,000 tonne/year bisphenol A (BPA) plant at Huizhou in Guangdong province on 1 October, a source close to the company said on Thursday.

The company took the plant off line on 19 September for scheduled maintenance, the source added.

The producer is running its upstream phenol/acetone plant at the same site, which can produce 120,000 tonnes/year of phenol and 80,000 tonnes/year of acetone, at full capacity, the source said.

Chinese domestic BPA prices declined by yuan (CNY) 800-1,000/tonne ($125-156/tonne) week on week to CNY15,600-15,700/tonne EXWH (ex-warehouse) on 29 September as amply supply and weak demand triggered panic-selling by traders, market sources said.

($1 = CNY6.39)

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By: Liu Xin
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