US Georgia Gulf restarts Louisiana phenol-acetone plant

18 May 2012 16:39  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US-based Georgia Gulf has restarted its Louisiana phenol-acetone plant after taking it down for maintenance, a source said on Friday.

The company put its Plaquemine phenol-acetone plant in Louisiana into turnaround in early May for routine maintenance.

Attempts to reach a company spokesperson for confirmation were unsuccessful.

The company has 227,000 tonnes/year of phenol capacity and 140,000 tonnes/year of acetone capacity at the site, according to ICIS plants and projects.

Sources said that the restart of the plant will improve supply of spot phenol and acetone in the region, which has been snug in May.

By: John Dietrich

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