Teck Guan China delays Jiangsu fatty alcohol plant turnaround

25 June 2013 07:15  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Teck Guan China is delaying a scheduled shutdown at its 100,000 tonne/year fatty alcohol plant in Jiangsu province by about two weeks to end-July or early August, a company source said on Tuesday.

The duration of the turnaround will remain unchanged at three to four weeks, the source said.

Teck Guan is pushing backing the scheduled catalyst change in order to meet the demand for mid-cut C12-14 fatty alcohol in the Chinese domestic market amid tight supply, the source said.

Supplies have fallen short of demand after Liaoning Huaxing Group Chemical Corp halted its fatty alcohol production unexpectedly at the end of April because of environmental issues.

It is unclear when Liaoning Huaxing will be able to resume operations.

By: Yeow Pei Lin

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