Austria's Borealis to begin Linz melamine turnaround next week

22 May 2013 14:30  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Austrian-headquartered chemicals producer Borealis will begin an extended shutdown at its melamine plant in Linz next week, for a revamp of its facilities, a source from the company said on Wednesday.

The turnaround at the 50,000 tonne/year melamine facility is expected to last until the middle of July.

“We have good preparations in our inventory so we can fulfil our contracts. Additional volumes are not available from our side,” it said. “We are quite comfortable to serve our normal customers and can fulfil our normal obligations, but no more,” the source added.

Borealis has a melamine nameplate capacity of 130,000 tonnes/year.

Melamine is combined with formaldehyde to produce melamine formaldehyde resin. End-products include countertops, dry erase boards, fabrics, glues, housewares, guitar saddles, guitar nuts and flame retardants.

By: Helena Strathearn
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