China’s Liaoning North Chem shuts MEG plant for catalyst change

01 August 2012 04:32  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Liaoning North Chemical shut its 200,000 tonne/year monoethylene glycol (MEG) unit at Panjin on Wednesday for a catalyst change, a company source said.

The shutdown will last 30-40 days, with production losses estimated at around 10,000 tonnes, the source said.

Liaoning North Chemical mostly supplies MEG on a contract basis to downstream polyester factories in east China, according to the source.

The shutdown would not impact August contracts, the source said, as the producer has enough inventory to continue supplying to customers this month. But September contracts may be affected, the source added.

Liaoning North Chemical is subsidiary to China North Industries Group.

By: Jenny Jin

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