China’s Nanjing Bluestar runs BDO, MA units at 20-30%

24 October 2012 07:42  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS) --China’s Nanjing Bluestar New Chemical Materials is running its 55,000 tonne/year butanediol (BDO) unit and 50,000 tonne/year maleic anhydride (MA) unit at 20-30% of capacity, a company source said on Wednesday.

The two units were restarted on around 20 October, the source said.

The company has not decided on when to ramp up the plants’ operating rates because of poor margins from BDO, the source said.

The BDO unit was taken off line from 5 September for regular maintenance and the MA unit has been shut since April, the source added.

MA is used to produce BDO.

By: Zoe Zhou

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