China’s Huizhou Xingda restarts EPS unit after unplanned shutdown

17 August 2012 08:52  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Huizhou Xingda Petrochemical on 17 August restarted its 180,000 tonne/year expandable polystyrene (EPS) plant in Huizhou, Guangdong province, after an unplanned shutdown on 28 May, a company source said on Friday.  

The plant was shut because a fire broke out at one of its two feedstock styrene storage tanks.

Huizhou Xingda’s restart is not expected to have a significant impact on spot prices as local demand and supply is balanced, according to local producers.

The company is also planning a trial run next week at its new 120,000 tonne/year EPS plant located in Daqing in Heilongjiang province, according to another company source.

By: Amanda Zeng

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