China's BASF-YPC sets November turnaround at ethanolamines plant

10 October 2012 10:32  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s BASF-YPC plans to shut its 75,000 tonne/year ethanolamines plant in Nanjing in Jiangsu province in November for around two weeks of turnaround, a source close to the company said.

The maintenance will take place a year after the plant started up, the source said.

The company intends to fix some mechanical problems at the unit during the shutdown period since the plant has been running intermittently since August this year, the source said.

On 10 October, China’s domestic ethanolamines increased by yuan (CNY) 200-400/tonne ($32-64/tonne) week on week because of tight supply.

Prices were at CNY11,200-1,1400/tonne EXWH (ex-warehouse) for monoethanolamine; CNY13,200-13,500/tonne EXWH for diethanolamine, and; CNY13,100-13,500/tonne EXWH for triethanolamine on Wednesday, according to Chemease, an ICIS service in China.

($1 = CNY6.29)

By: Becky Zhang
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