China’s Nanjing KUMHO to shut chlor-alkali plant on 17 April

13 April 2012 09:21  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Nanjing KUMHO GPRO Chemical (NKGC) is planning to shut its 100,000 dry metric tonne/year (dmt/year) chlor-alkali plant at Nanjing in Jiangsu province on 17 April for seven days of maintenance, a company source said on Friday.

The company plans to cut the plant’s run rate at the plant to 70% on 14 April before shutting the unit on 17 April, the source said, adding that the facility is currently running at 100%.

NKGC is planning to run the plant at 70% of capacity following its restart from 24 April, with the aim to ramp up output to full capacity by 28 April.

Local prices of liquid soda are expected to rise following the shutdown at the chlor-alkali plant, a local market player said.

The maintenance at the unit will be done in tandem with a scheduled turnaround at NKGC’s propylene oxide (PO) plant at the same site.

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By: Sikee Shi

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