Corrected: China’s Hualu Hengsheng to shut acetic acid plant for 10 days

22 February 2013 08:19  [Source: ICIS news]

Correction: In the ICIS news story headlined "China’s Hualu Hengsheng to shut acetic acid plant for 10 days" dated 22 February 2013, please read in the first paragraph ... 500,000 tonne/year ... instead of ... 200,000 tonne/year.... A corrected story follows, with an inserted third paragraph.

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Shandong Hualu Hengsheng plans to shut its 500,000 tonne/year acetic acid plant in Dezhou, Shandong province, on 23 February for routine maintenance lasting 10 days, a company official said on Friday.

“We will shut down the plant tomorrow [Saturday] for normal maintenance and we are currently running the plant at 100% capacity,” he added.

The plant's capacity was increased to 500,000 tonnes/year in mid-2012 from 350,000 tonnes/year.

Major acetic acid producers in China include Celanese, BP, Jiangsu Sopo, Shanghai Wujing, Yankuang Cathay Coal Chemicals, Hebei Yingdu Gasification Co.

Additional reporting by Sandra Shen

By: Helen Lee

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