SCG-Dow Group to shut Thailand PO plant on 26 September

24 August 2012 12:05  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--SCG-Dow Group plans to shut its propylene oxide (PO) facility in Thailand for scheduled maintenance from 26 September, sources close to the company said on Friday.

The 390,000 tonne/year plant at Map Ta Phut will be off line for around three to four weeks, in compliance with safety requirements from the local government, they said.

The plant, which employs the hydrogen peroxide-to-propylene oxide (HPPO) technology, is currently running at above 90% of capacity to build up sufficient inventories, the sources said.

SCG-Dow Group is a joint venture between US' Dow Chemical and Thailand's Siam Cement Group.

Additional reporting by Vikki Shen in Shanghai

By: Jingyi Chan
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