China’s Yunnan Yuntianhua to restart methanol unit at the end of July

19 July 2012 08:41  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Yunnan Yuntianhua Chemical plans to restart its 260,000 tonne/year coal-based methanol plant at Yunnan in southwest China at the end of July, a company source said on Thursday.

The plant was shut for maintenance on 9 June, according to the source.

Most of the output from the plant will be for captive use at the company’s formaldehyde plant, the source added.

Formaldehyde is a major downstream product of methanol. About 0.455 tonnes of methanol is required to produce 1 tonne of formaldehyde.

Yunnan Yuntianhua also owns a 200,000 tonne/year formaldehyde plant at the same site.

The company is a subsidiary of the Yuntianhua Group in Yunnan.

By: Rachel Qian

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