PKN runs phenol, acetone at full rates ahead of planned outage

16 May 2012 15:41  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--PKN Orlen is currently building inventories of phenol and acetone ahead of planned maintenance at its facility in Plock, Poland, a company source said on Wednesday.

PKN will halt phenol and acetone production for a scheduled turnaround from 26 June and is due to restart on 1 August.

“We will run at full capacity until the end of June. We will shut on 26 June and will hopefully be back on-stream on 1 August,” the source said.

“Demand is not that healthy, but we are mainly building our stocks for our 2012 maintenance.”

PKN Orlen has the capacity to produce approximately 52,000 tonnes/year of phenol and 30,000 tonnes/year of acetone at Plock.

By: Julia Meehan
+44 20 8652 3214

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