China’s Panjin Heyun plans to start up MTBE plant in March/April

09 February 2012 08:38  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Panjin Heyun Industrial Group is planning to start up its new 200,000 tonne/year methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) plant at Panjin in Liaoning province during March/April, said a source close to the company on Thursday.

The unit was earlier due to start in January, but it has been pushed back to March/April, said the source, without elaboration.

Upon completion of the project, the company’s overall MTBE capacity will increase to 450,000 tonnes/year, making it the largest MTBE producer in China.

Meanwhile, Panjin’s two MTBE plants at the same site are running at above 90% capacity. The plants have a nameplate capacity of 50,000 tonnes/year and 200,000 tonnes/year respectively.


By: Felicia Loo



AddThis Social Bookmark Button

For the latest chemical news, data and analysis that directly impacts your business sign up for a free trial to ICIS news - the breaking online news service for the global chemical industry.

Get the facts and analysis behind the headlines from our market leading weekly magazine: sign up to a free trial to ICIS Chemical Business.

Printer Friendly

ICIS news FREE TRIAL
Get access to breaking chemical news as it happens.
ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX)
ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX). Download the free tabular data and a chart of the historical index