China’s Sinopec Anqing to shut ACN plants for maintenance in April

18 March 2013 06:29  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Sinopec Anqing Company plans to successively shut its 130,000tonne/year and 80,000tonne/year  acrylonitrile (ACN) plants at Anqing in Anhui province for maintenance in April, a company source said on Monday.

The company will first take off line a 130,000tonne/year plant in early April for maintenance, which is expected to last for about a week, the source said.

After the 130,000tonne/year plant has been restarted and resume normal production, the company plans to take off line its 80,000tonne/year plant for about a month, the source added.

Currently, both of the two plants are running at of 70-75% of capacity, according to the source.

The 130,000tonne/year ACN plant is new where production started at the end of January this year, the source added.

The company also has a downstream acrylic fiber (AF) plant with a capacity of 70,000tonnes/year at the same site, which is running at full capacity, the source said.

By: Ivy Ruan

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