China's Jiangsu Yangnong ECH lines shut; to restart on 25 October

09 October 2012 10:34  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Jiangsu Yangnong shut all its three epichlorohydrin (ECH) lines with a combined nameplate capacity of 90,000 tonnes/year on 8 October because of a scheduled maintenance at a power generator at the site, market sources said on Tuesday.

The shutdown at the ECH lines in Jiangsu province is expected to last up to 25 October, they said.

Jiangsu Yangnong’s ECH inventory levels are currently low, according to market participants.

The company is currently the largest glycerine-based ECH producer in China.

The shutdown of its ECH lines, however, is not expected to have much impact on the domestic market given an oversupply of the material amid tepid demand from downstream epoxy resins industry, market sources said.

Author: Victor Shi and Jasmine Khoo

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