India’s Somaiya to restore etac plant op rate on 30 July

24 July 2012 07:40  [Source: ICIS news]

MELBOURNE (ICIS)--India’s Somaiya Group is planning to increase the operating rates at its ethyl acetate (etac) plants in Maharashtra to full capacity on 30 July following planned maintenance, a company source said on Tuesday.

Its two etac plants, which consist of a 30,000 tonne/year unit at Mahad and a 100,000 tonne/year plant at Sakarwadi, are operating at about 50% of capacity because of the maintenance work this month, the source said.

A company source had previously given the capacity of its Sakarwadi plant as 80,000 tonnes/year.

As a result, the company has not been in a position to offer bulk etac cargoes to buyers abroad throughout the month of July, the source said.

The bulk export business will resume by the first week of August, the source added.

By: Trisha Huang

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