24 May 2013 09:01 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Northern China producer Shandong Jinling Chemical’s second propylene oxide (PO) facility remains shut after an outage in early May, market sources said on Friday.
The facility, located at Dongying city, Shandong province, was shut because of unspecified environmental issues, according to sources. Company officials have yet to confirm the reasons behind the shutdown.
The company has two PO production lines, each with a nameplate capacity of 80,000 tonnes/year,
Its first unit is still operating at rates likely above 60%, according to sources.
The two PO units are 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 Vikki Shen in Shanghai
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