China’s Jiangsu Sinorgchem to shut Tai’An PPD unit for overhaul

25 June 2013 08:34  [Source: ICIS news]

MELBOURNE (ICIS)--China’s Jiangsu Sinorgchem Technology plans to shut one of its two paraphenylenediamine (PPD) units in Shandong province for an overhaul, a company source said on Tuesday.

The producer plans to take its PPD unit in Tai’An off line from 26 June to 8 July for maintenance, the source said.

The Tai’An unit shutdown will curtail the company’s usage of feedstock methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK) by about 500 tonnes over the same period, the source added.

There is no maintenance planned at Jiangsu Sinorgchem’s other PPD unit in Shandong province, named Shandong Sinorgchem International.

The two PPD units, which have a combined capacity of 100,000 tonnes/year, require about 3,000 tonnes/month of feedstock MIBK.

Jiangsu Sinorgchem is China’s largest producer of PPD, which is a rubber chemical additive produced from MIBK and is used to prevent the degradation of material caused by ozone.

By: Trisha Huang

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