Ruetger Group ramps up Belgium PA operations after turnaround

30 May 2013 17:40  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Ruetger Group’s phthlalic anhydride (PA) facility in Belgium is back online and operating rates are being gradually ramped up, with full operations expected to be reached by next week following a recent planned outage, a company source said on Thursday.

The PA unit had resumed output last Friday and the operations were being warmed up over the weekend.

“Material started being produced as of Tuesday and first batches are being delivered to customers,” said the company source.

The unit went down in the second half of April to undergo a planned catalyst change, while other maintenance was also carried out.

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

PA liquid supply remains good, despite plant outages for two PA players, because downstream demand is not strong and the outages had been planned for.

By: Heidi Finch
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