Italy’s Polynt to restart Scanzorosciate MA plant in August

18 July 2013 16:57  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Italy-based Polynt will temporarily resume production at its benzene-based maleic anhydride (MA) plant at Scanzorosciate in August to cover a planned turnaround at its MA plant in Ravenna, a company source said on Thursday.

The source said that output from the Scanzorosciate plant would be used to meet captive consumption during the Ravenna turnaround. The precise dates of the shutdown were not disclosed.

The Scanzorosciate plant, which has an estimated capacity of 36,000 tonnes/year, ceased operations in the second half of December 2012 because benzene costs were too high.

Polynt’s MA facility in Ravenna uses n-butane as a feedstock. The unit has a nameplate capacity of 65,000 tonnes/year, according to the company.

The main downstream outlet for MA is in the unsaturated polyester resin (UPR) sector.

By: Samuel Weatherlake
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