PKN starts planned phenol/acetone maintenance shutdown

28 June 2012 15:55  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Poland’s PKN Orlen started its planned phenol and acetone maintenance outage on 22 June, a company source said on Thursday.

The company has the capacity to produce around 52,000 tonnes/year of phenol and 30,000 tonnes/year of acetone at its facility in Plock, Poland.

“We stopped producing on 22 June and expect to be back on 1 August, but this depends on feedstock availability since our core petrochemicals plants will be shut down [during this time],” the source said

PKN described its current supply and demand situation as “well balanced”. It has been running at full rates on phenol and acetone ahead of the planned outage in order to build inventories.

($1 = €0.80)

By: Julia Meehan
+44 20 8652 3214

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