China’s Sinopec Qilu Petchem to shut Zibo ACN plant on 20 July

03 July 2012 03:43  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Sinopec Qilu Petrochemical plans to shut down its 80,000 tonne/year acrylonitrile (ACN) plant at Zibo in Shandong province for a 15-day maintenance from 20 July, a company source said on Tuesday.

The unit was shut for two days in early June, when the maintenance was originally set, the source said without elaborating.

The ACN plant is currently running at full capacity, while its downstream acrylic fibre (AF) plant at the site with a 54,000 tonne/year capacity has been operating at 50% since early June, the source said.

During the shutdown of the ACN plant, the AF plant will continue to run at half its capacity, the source said.

By: Ivy Ruan

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