Dow set to put Texas phenol-acetone plant into turnaround

13 April 2012 23:33  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Dow Chemical set to begin a planned turnaround at its phenol-acetone plant in Texas on Friday, a market source said.

US-based Dow plans to restart its Freeport plant in May following the maintenance work, the source said.

A spokesperson for Dow would not discuss the turnaround schedule, but said the procedure "is proceeding as planned and on scheduleā€.

The company had previously said its epoxy resins unit at the same site will also be down in April-May for maintenance.

The spokesperson said that the company has built up sufficient inventories for all chemicals affected by the turnaround.

The facility has a phenol capacity of 295,000 tonnes/year and an acetone capacity of 180,000 tonnes/year of acetone capacity, according to ICIS plants and projects.

By: John Dietrich

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