China’s Shandong Jianlan Chemical runs 2-EH unit at 70-80%

24 September 2012 05:06  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Shandong Jianlan Chemical is operating its 210,000 tonne/year 2-ethylhexanol (2-EH) plant at Zibo in Shandong province at 70-80% capacity, following its restart late on 21 September, a company source said on Monday.

The 2-EH plant was taken off line for scheduled maintenance on 12 September, the source said.

As the plant start-up is likely to ease the tight domestic 2-EH supply, prices are expected to stabilise or decline slightly in the near term, a market player said.

Prices of 2-EH in east China were assessed at yuan (CNY) 13,550-13,600/tonne ($2,147-2,155/tonne) on 21 September, down by CNY100/tonne from CNY13,650-13,700/tonne on 11 September, according to Chemease, an ICIS service in China.

($1 = CNY6.31)

By: Lina Xu
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