14 June 2013 12:05 [Source: ICIS news]
It will be a mandatory shutdown that occurs every five years, the source said.
Sasol's site in Marl has the capacity to produce 215,000 tonnes/year of EO and 15,000 tonnes/year of the by-product EG.
INEOS Oxide is due for a three-week catalyst change from the end of June at its 250,000 tonne/year EO and 15,000 tonne/year site in Lavera, France.
Meanwhile, Germany-based BASF is scheduled to go down for six weeks in August/September at its 345,000 tonne/year EO and 25,000 tonne/year EG site in Ludwigshafen.
European EO/EG producers include Shell, INEOS Oxide, BASF, Clariant, Sasol, Dow Chemical, IQA, PKN Orlen and AkzoNobel.
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