Malaysia's BASF PETRONAS to restart BDO plant on 5 November

17 October 2011 05:31  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--BASF PETRONAS Chemicals aims to restart its 100,000 tonne/year butanediol (BDO) unit at Gebeng in Kuantan, Malaysia, on 5 November, a company source said Monday.

The plant was shut on 13 October for maintenance works, the source said.

“During this period of shutdown, BASF PETRONAS Chemicals will have enough BDO inventories both for our contract and spot customers,” the source added.

The company usually has 1,000 tonnes of spot BDO for sale each month, said the source.

The next maintenance schedule for the BDO plant could be set six months from October, said the source.

By: Quintella Koh
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