China’s Anhui Chlor-alkali shuts emulsion PVC unit for maintenance

25 February 2013 09:24  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Anhui Chlor-alkali Chemical has shut its 60,000 tonne/year emulsion polyvinyl chloride (EPVC) unit at Anhui province on 25 February for about seven days of regular maintenance, a company source said on Monday.

The company was running the EPVC unit at 70% of capacity in February before the closure, and the latest prices quoted by the producer were at yuan (CNY) 10,300/tonne ($1,651/tonne) DEL (delivered) on 22 February, according to the source.

EPVC prices are expected to rise in March as end-users will have ramped up their operating rates after the Chinese Lunar Year holiday on 9-15 February, a market player said.

($1 = CNY6.24)

By: Vivian Jiao

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