24 May 2013 08:42 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Shandong Hongxin has delayed by a month the shutdown of its 50,000 tonne/year second phthalic anhydride (PA) line in Shandong province for a catalyst change to July this year, a company source said on Friday.
“The delay in the shutdown date was a result of a pushback in the second catalyst arrival date,” the source said.
“The delays are beyond our control as the catalyst will be arriving from a ship and we have to factor in weather conditions, ports [delays], etc,” the source added.
The company has previously encountered similar delays in their shutdown schedule because of persistent deferments in the arrival dates of their catalysts.
Currently, the company’s other 50,000 tonne/year line at the same site is undergoing a similar catalyst change. This will most likely be completed by early June this year.
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