Malaysia's BASF PETRONAS runs oxo-alcohols unit at 100%

25 February 2013 09:13  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Malaysia’s BASF PETRONAS Chemicals is currently operating its oxo-alcohol plants at Gebang industrial zone in Kuantan, Pahang, at full capacity after a brief shutdown on technical problems last week, a company spokesperson said on Monday.

The company plans to shut its integrated facility from late March to April, the source said.

“The shutdown will be done on a step-by-step basis,” he added.

The maintenance schedule includes the company’s oxo-alcohols facility with a nameplate capacity at 240,000 tonne/year, which is able to produce about 160,000 tonne/year of n-butanol (NBA) and 80,000 tonne/year of 2-ethylhexanol (2-EH).

The company also operates a 160,000 tonne/year crude acrylic acid unit, 75,000 tonnes/year of glacial acrylic acid, 100,000 tonnes/year of butyl acrylate (butyl-A) and 60,000 tonnes/year of 2-ethyhexyl acrlyate (2EH-A).

“We have already been building up inventory levels ahead of the schedule, allocating sales order accordingly to fulfil contract needs,” the source added.


By: Samuel Wong



AddThis Social Bookmark Button

For the latest chemical news, data and analysis that directly impacts your business sign up for a free trial to ICIS news - the breaking online news service for the global chemical industry.

Get the facts and analysis behind the headlines from our market leading weekly magazine: sign up to a free trial to ICIS Chemical Business.

Printer Friendly

ICIS news FREE TRIAL
Get access to breaking chemical news as it happens.
ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX)
ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX). Download the free tabular data and a chart of the historical index

Related Articles