30 October 2012 06:35 [Source: ICIS news]
MELBOURNE (ICIS)--China’s Shiyou Chemical reduced the operating rate at its 320,000 tonne/year phenol/acetone plant at Yangzhou in Jiangsu province to 50% capacity on 29 October, a company source said on Tuesday.
The company lowered the plant’s operating rate because of insufficient supply of steam which was caused by a mechanical issue at the plant’s boiler, the source said.
The phenol/acetone plant’s run rate will be capped at 50% for about 10 days, the source added.
The plant, which has a phenol capacity of 200,000 tonnes/year and an acetone capacity of 120,000 tonnes/year, was restarted on 11 October after being taken off line on 10 October following a fire.
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
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