China's Shiyou Chem ramps up Yangzhou phenol/acetone plant ops

07 November 2012 03:56  [Source: ICIS news]

MELBOURNE (ICIS)--China’s Shiyou Chemical is ramping up the operating rate at its 320,000 tonne/year phenol/acetone plant at Yangzhou in Jiangsu province to 80-90% capacity after resolving a technical issue, market sources said on Wednesday.

The plant’s operating rate was reduced to 50% capacity on 29 October because of a mechanical issue at the plant’s boiler.

A company source said at the time that its phenol/acetone output would be capped at 50% for about 10 days.

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
By: Jenny Yi

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