Austria's Borealis begins turnaround at Linz melamine unit

31 May 2013 10:11  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Austria-headquartered Borealis has begun an extended shutdown at its melamine plant in Linz, for a revamp of the facilities, a source from the company said on Friday.

“It has started, as planned,” the source said.

The turnaround at the 50,000 tonne/year melamine facility is expected to last until July

The source had previously said it would fulfil its contractual requirements during the outage, but that it would not have additional volumes available.

Borealis also has an 80,000 tonne/year facility in Piesteritz, Germany, which brings the company's total melamine nameplate capacity to 130,000 tonnes/year.

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By: Helena Strathearn
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