Ruetger Group's Belgian PA plant turnaround comes close to end

24 May 2013 17:15  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Planned maintenance at Ruetger Group’s phthlalic anhydride (PA) facility in Belgium is drawing to an end, with the unit expected to resume operations next week, a company source said on Friday.

The PA unit went down in the second half of April to undergo a catalyst change, and other maintenance work has also been carried out.

The PA plant has a nameplate capacity of 28,000 tonnes/year, according to the company source.

The PA market remains largely well supplied despite this outage and another plant turnaround taking place in northwest Europe, because these plant stops have been planned and because demand remains reasonable, but with little-to-no evidence of any seasonal improvement for economic reasons.

By: Heidi Finch
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