28 May 2013 11:04 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--Dow Chemical is planning a four-week turnaround at its acrylic acid (AA) plant at Boehlen, in Germany for the middle of July, a source from the company said on Tuesday.
“We will have a turnaround in July for four weeks,” the source said.
The company has begun stockpiling ahead of the maintenance shutdown.
Dow has an annual AA capacity of 80,000 tonnes/year, and can produce 40,000 tonnes/year of butyl acrylate (butyl-A) from its Boehlen facility, in Saxony.
AA and its esters are used in the manufacture of various plastics, coatings, adhesives and elastomers, as well as floor polishes and paints.
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