China’s Shida Shenghua to shut down propylene oxide unit

15 October 2012 10:36  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Shida Shenghua Petrochemical plans to shut down its 70,000 tonne/year propylene oxide (PO) unit at Dongying in Shandong province on the evening of October 15, a company source said on Monday.

The company will restart the plant on October 22, the source added.

The company expanded the capacity of the plant from 50,000 tonnes/year to 70,000 tonnes/year during a previous maintenance period in August.

After the expansion the company ran the plant at 50% capacity.

The shutdown of the plant is expected to have no impact on the domestic PO market, market players said.

By: Vikki Shen

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