China’s Jilin Petrochemical runs No 4 ACN plant at 100% after restart

17 September 2012 06:42  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Jilin Petrochemical is running its 120,000tonne/year No 4 acrylonitrile (ACN) plant at 100% after restarting it on 13 September, a company source said on Monday.

The plant was taken off line in the second half of April due to a shutdown of its downstream methyl methacrylate (MMA) plant, the source said.

The No 4 plant has been restarted to satisfy demand from a company’s new downstream 200,000tonne/year acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) plant due to start up in the end of September or early October, the source added.

The company is running unit No 2 and No 3 ACN plants at full capacity.

However, its No 1 plant is still shut down after the annual maintenance in June, the source said.

The company has no plans to restart the No 1 unit soon.

Jilin Petrochemical own four units with totally capacity of 452,000tonne/year. Its unit No 1 and No 2 each has a capacity of 106,000tonne/year, and No 3 and No 4 each has a capacity of 120,000tonne/year.

By: Ivy Ruan

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