China’s Nanjing Bluestar New Chemical delays restart at BDO unit

05 January 2012 08:18  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Nanjing Bluestar New Chemical Materials has delayed  the restart at its 55,000 tonne/year butanediol (BDO) plant at Nanjing in Jiangsu province, a company source said on Thursday.

The firm originally scheduled to restart the plant on 5 January, the source added.

“We delayed the restart date because the current BDO market is weak.” the source said, adding that the actual restart date has not been confirmed.

The company shut the BDO plant on 18 December 2011 for two weeks of planned maintenance, according to the source.

The shutdown has affected the demand for feedstock maleic anhydride (MA) in east China, a market player said.

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By: Zoe Zhou

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