28 August 2013 11:14 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--South Africa’s Sasol Acrylates will stage a brief shutdown on its crude acrylic acid (CAA) unit in October, a source from the company said on Wednesday.
“We will have a very short shutdown in October for approximately five to seven days on CAA to do a reboiler exchange,” the source said.
“Our butyl acrylate (butyl-A) and ethyl acrylate (ethyl-A) [output] will not be affected, as we will use stored CAA to see the ester units through the CAA outage, so [there will be] no effect on our supply,” the source added.
Sasol Acrylates is based in Sasolburg in Free State province, South Africa, and has the capacity to produce 80,000 tonnes/year of CAA from the facility.
Acrylic acid and acrylate esters are propylene derivatives.
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