14 December 2012 10:32 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--SCG-DOW Group has resumed trial runs at its 150,000 tonne/year propylene glycol (PG) plant in Thailand during the week, said a company source on Friday.
The plant is situated at the Asia Industrial Estate site near Map Ta Phut.
“[We are] currently fine-tuning the operating parameters of the PG plant and have yet to achieve a steady state,” the source said in Mandarin.
“We are still unable to adjust the operating rates of the PG plant freely,” he added, without revealing the scheduled date of completion for the trial runs.
The PG plant is known to be obtaining propylene oxide (PO) feedstock from existing tank inventory in the production facility.
The PG plant is located in close proximity to the company’s 390,000 tonne/year propylene oxide (PO) plant, which employs the sustainable hydrogen peroxide to propylene oxide (HPPO) technology.
Industrial-grade propylene glycol (PGI) is used in downstream unsaturated polyester resins (UPR) manufacture, humectants, antifreeze, liquid detergents and surface coatings.
SCG-DOW Group is a joint venture between Dow Chemical and Siam Cement Group.
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