China’s Fushun Petrochemical restarts MEG plant

08 June 2012 08:33  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Fushun Petrochemical restarted its 40,000 tonne/year monoethylene glycol (MEG) plant in Liaoning province on 8 June, a company source said on Friday.

The plant was shut down on 9 May for maintenance, the source added.

The plant also produces 4,000 tonnes/year of diethylene glycol (DEG), which is a co-product of MEG.

The company lost 2,500 tonnes of MEG production and 200 tonnes of DEG during the shutdown.

China’s Jilin petrochemical shut its 160,000 tonne/year MEG plant at Jilin province at the end of May for one-month regular maintenance, according to an industry source.

The plant also produces 12,000 tonnes/year DEG.

The month long shutdown will result in a loss of about 10,000 tonnes of MEG and about 1,000 tonnes of DEG.

By: Lizzie Wang

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