India’s Deepak delays restart of methanol plant to 31 December

27 December 2011 07:56  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--India’s Deepak Fertilizers and Petrochemicals is delaying the restart of its 100,000 tonne/year methanol unit at Taloja in Maharashtra state to 31 December this year because of technical issues, a company source said on Tuesday.

The methanol unit was scheduled to restart on 25 December this year following a planned maintenance shutdown on 3 December, the source added.

Methanol producers in India include GNFC, Deepak Fertilisers and Petrochemicals, and Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers.

Methanol is used in the production of formaldehyde, methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE), methyl chlorides, methyl methacrylate (MMA) and acetic acid.

For more information on methanol , visit ICIS chemical intelligence

By: Lester Teo

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