China’s Luxi Chemical shuts hydrogen peroxide unit after fire

29 July 2013 08:13  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Luxi Chemical has shut its 200,000 tonne/year hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) unit at Liaocheng in Shandong province after a fire broke out at the facility on 27 July, the producer said on Monday.

The blaze started at the plant’s segregator at around 16:45 hours local time (08:45 GMT) and was extinguished some 11 hours later, the company said in a statement on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange.

No one was injured in the fire, it said.

The company expects repair works at the damaged plant, which began trial operations on 23 July, to take about two months.

Meanwhile, Luxi Chemical is on schedule to start up its 100,000 tonne/year caprolactam (capro) plant at the same site in late August despite the fire at the H2O2 unit, a company source said.

The H2O2 unit provides feedstock to the capro plant.

By: Fanny Zhang
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