10 May 2013 11:17 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Northern China producer Shandong Jinling Chemical stopped propylene oxide (PO) production at one of its two units early this week due to an unexpected problem, market sources said on Friday.
However, further details are yet to be confirmed as company officials could not be reached.
The company’s two PO facilities, each with an annual capacity of 80,000 tonnes/year, are located at Dongying city, Shandong province.
Both PO units make use of the chlorohydrin process (CHPO), whereby propylene and chlorine react in the presence of water to form the intermediate propylene chlorohydrin, which is subsequently dehydrochlorinated to form PO.
The PO units are also integrated with the company’s 800,000 dry metric tonne (dmt)/year chlor-alkali facility which produces liquid caustic soda and chlorine.
Additional reporting by Caroline Zhang in Shanghai
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