Thailand’s PTT Asahi Chemical plans ACN plant turnaround in May

05 April 2013 05:00  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Thailand’s PTT Asahi Chemical plans to shut down its 200,000 tonne/year acrylonitrile (ACN) plant in Map Ta Phut in mid-May for scheduled maintenance, a company source said on Friday.

The plant will be shut for around 30 days, the source said.

The company will build stocks before the maintenance in a bid to ensure supply for its customers during the shutdown period, according to the source.

The company’s 70,000 tonne/year methyl methacrylate (MMA) plant at the same site will also be taken off line during the same period, the source said.

PTT Asahi Chemical is a joint venture between Asahi Kasei Chemicals, PTT and Japanese trading firm Marubeni.


By: Judith Wang
+65 6780 4359



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