Malaysia's KLK to shut Klang fatty alcohol plant for turnaround

18 November 2011 04:31  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur Kepong (KLK) will shut its fatty alcohol plant in Klang, with a nameplate capacity of 100,000 tonnes/year, next week for scheduled annual maintenance, a company source said on Friday.

“We plan to restart [the plant] in the first week of December,” the source added. 

Supply of fatty alcohols is not expected to be affected if the plant starts up on time, industry sources said. The shutdown has been in the pipeline for some time and has been expected by buyers, they added.

Meanwhile, Thai Fatty Alcohol (TFA), another major fatty alcohol producer in the region, has shut its 100,000 tonne/year plant in Thailand’s Rayong province for a scheduled turnaround. The plant is only expected to be restarted on 10 December.

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By: Wong Lei Lei

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