China's Jiangsu Lianhai to shut etac plant over Lunar New Year

06 February 2013 02:24  [Source: ICIS news]

MELBOURNE (ICIS)--China’s Jiangsu Lianhai Biological Technology plans to shut its 100,000 tonne/year ethyl acetate (etac) plant at Nantong in Jiangsu province over the Lunar New Year holiday, a source close to the company said on Wednesday.

The planned shutdown on 7 -15 February is aimed at curtailing the producer’s excess etac output and no maintenance will be carried out, the source added.

The Lunar New Year holiday in China falls on 9-15 February in 2013.

Jiangsu Lianhai's plan to boost the plant’s etac capacity by 150% to 250,000 tonnes/year is under way and is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2013, the source added.

By: Trisha Huang

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