Sasol Acrylates to begin crude acrylic acid shutdown in October

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.

Follow Helena on Twitter

By: Helena Strathearn
+44 208 652 3214

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

For the latest chemical news, data and analysis that directly impacts your business sign up for a free trial to ICIS news - the breaking online news service for the global chemical industry.

Get the facts and analysis behind the headlines from our market leading weekly magazine: sign up to a free trial to ICIS Chemical Business.

Printer Friendly

Get access to breaking chemical news as it happens.
ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX)
ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX). Download the free tabular data and a chart of the historical index