China’s Jilin Petrochemical delays MIBK plant restart

09 July 2012 10:06  [Source: ICIS news]

MELBOURNE (ICIS)--China’s Jilin Petrochemical has postponed the restart of its overhauled 15,000 tonne/year methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK) plant because its integrated upstream units have not yet resumed production, a company source said on Monday.

The MIBK plant, which was scheduled to restart on 4 July, remains shut as at 9 July.

It is unclear when the MIBK plant can come back on stream as supply of feedstock hydrogen depends on the restart of the upstream units, the official said.

The plant at Jilin in northeastern China was shut on 23 May to undergo major maintenance, which is carried out by the company every four years.

By: Trisha Huang

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