China's Shiyou Chemical shuts Yangzhou phenol/acetone plant

10 October 2012 08:55  [Source: ICIS news]

MELBOURNE (ICIS)--China’s Shiyou Chemical shut its 320,000 tonne/year phenol/acetone plant at Yangzhou in Jiangsu province on Wednesday for safety checks following a fire, a company source said.

The fire, which was caused by an explosion at the hydrogenation unit of the plant’s fuel oil refinery at 4.32am (21:32 GMT) on 10 October, has been extinguished, the source said.

The phenol/acetone plant, which has a phenol capacity of 200,000 tonnes/year and an acetone capacity of 120,000 tonnes/year, did not sustain any damage from the fire, the source said.

However, the company’s phenol/acetone sales were temporarily halted, the source said.

Shiyou Chemical is a subsidiary of Kingboard Chemical Holdings, which operates a 200,000 tonne/year phenol/acetone plant at Huizhou in Guangdong province.

Additional reporting by Trisha Huang


By: Jenny Yi



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