03 April 2013 09:36 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s Chang Chun Petrochemical shut its acetic acid plant at Mailiao early this week for annual maintenance, according to sources close to the company.
Maintenance at the plant, which can produce up to 460,000 tonnes/year of acetic acid, will last for three weeks, sources said.
Prior to the shutdown, the producer was operating the plant at optimal rates in order to build up inventories but exact rates could not be disclosed, sources added.
Major acetic acid producers in Asia include US-based Celanese, UK’s BP, China’s Jiangsu Sopo, Shanghai Wujing, Yankuang Cathay Coal Chemicals, Henan ShunDa Chemical, Hebei Yingdu Gasification Co, India’s Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers & Chemicals (GNFC), Saudi Arabia’s Sipchem and Iran’s Fanavaran Petrochemical.
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