13 April 2012 08:17 [Source: ICIS news]
The plant was slated to resume operations on 26 March following the completion of a planned maintenance but this was delayed in view of the temporary suspension of operations at its upstream ethylene plant at the
The company operates a two-line ethylene plant with a total production capacity of about 695,000 tonnes/year.
“We can produce some quantity of VAM for April but we can’t confirm the production volume because of the limitation of ethylene supply,” he said.
It is not known how long the low operating rates at the VAM plant will be maintained, but there has been no need to import VAM to make up for the shortfall in output, he added.
Other major VAM producers in the Asian market include US-based
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