US Ascend’s Texas ACN plant down four weeks starting late March

14 March 2013 21:09  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Ascend Performance Materials will close half of its Chocolate Bayou acrylonitrile (ACN) plant near Alvin, Texas, for maintenance beginning in late March, market sources said on Thursday.

The plant will be closed for "more than four weeks," market sources said.

This is a planned turnaround at the plant that produces about 500,000 tonnes/year of ACN.

About 250,000 tonnes/year of capacity will be affected, market sources said.

Headquartered in Houston, Ascend produces ACN as well as nylon 6,6 and several other petrochemicals.

By: Mark Yost
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