China’s Anqing Petrochemical to start up Anhui ACN unit in Dec

13 November 2012 03:58  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Anqing Petrochemical plans to start up a 130,000 tonne/year acrylonitrile (ACN) plant on 20 December in Anqing city of Anhui province, a source close to the company said on Tuesday.

The company was originally scheduled to start up the plant in October-November but it was delayed, the source said without specifying the reason.

The company has an ACN plant with a capacity of 80,000 tonnes/year, as well as a downstream acrylic fiber (AF) plant with a capacity of 70,000 tonnes/year at the same site, the source said.

“We’ll run the 80,000 tonne/year normally before the new 130,000 tonne/year plant runs normally, and then the 80,000 tonne/year plant will be shut for a period because lack of raw material-propylene,” the source added.

There will be 10,500 tonnes/month more ACN supply to China when its two plants run normally, ICIS Chemease, an ICIS service in China forecasted.

ICIS Chemease data also showed that China ACN total capacity will reach 1.416m tonnes/year after Anqing Petrochemical’s new capacity starts up.

By: Ivy Ruan

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