China's Shandong Fangming runs cyclohexanone unit at 100%

11 July 2012 04:02  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Shandong Fangming Chemical is running its 100,000 tonne/year cyclohexanone unit at Heze in Shandong province at full capacity after its restart on 9 July, a company source said on Wednesday.

The producer shut down the cyclohexanone unit on 14 May for maintenance, the source added.

The restart had little impact on the spot market as its output is mainly being kept for a downstream 10,000 tonne/year caprolactam unit that will start up in August, the source said.

Cyclohexanone prices were at yuan (CNY) 10,900-11,000/tonne ($1,711-1,727/tonne) EXW (ex-works) north China on 10 July, down from CNY11,300-11,500/tonne on 14 May when it was taken off line, according to Chemease, an ICIS service in China.

($1 = CNY6.37)

By: Tracy Huang

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