China’s Anqing Petrochemical shut ACN plant for maintenance

26 April 2013 03:08  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Anqing Petrochemical shut its 80,000tonne/year acrylonitrile (ACN) plant for maintenance on 25 April in Anqing city of Anhui province, a company source said on Friday.

The plant was running at 75% of its capacity due to limited availability of feedstock propylene before it was taken off line.

The company plans about 20 days maintenance and may restart the unit in the middle of May, the source said.

The company also has a 130,000tonne/year ACN plant which was running at 75% of capacity. The unit was started in the end of January this year.

Anqing Petrochemical plans to raise its production to 100% capacity during the shutdown of the 80,000 tonnes/year plant, the source added.

The company also has a downstream acrylic fibre (AF) plant with a capacity of 70,000 tonnes/year at the same site which is running at 100% of capacity, the source said.

By: Ivy Ruan

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