Malaysia's BPPA acetic acid plant shut on CO issues - sources

27 July 2012 12:12  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Malaysia’s BP Petronas Acetyls (BPPA) shut its 535,000 tonne/year plant at Kertih in Terengganu in the middle of the week because of feedstock supply problems, sources close to the company said on Friday.

“The plant was shut on 26 July because of CO [carbon monoxide] supply issues,” a source close to the company said, adding that the outage is expected to last five days.

BPPA officials declined to comment on plant operations.

Major acetic acid producers in Asia include US-based Celanese, China’s Jiangsu Sopo, Shanghai Wujing, Yankuang Cathay Coal Chemicals, Henan ShunDa Chemical and Hebei Yingdu Gasification Co Ltd, Taiwan’s Chang Chun Petrochemicals, Saudi Arabia’s International Acetyl Company (IAC), India’s Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers Company Ltd (GNFC) and Iran’s Fanavaran Petrochemicals.

By: Helen Lee
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