09 September 2013 10:51 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China's Shaanxi Shanhua Chemical Fertilizer shut its 30,000 tonne/year butanediol (BDO) plant at Weinan in Shaanxi province for two or three days as a result of gas supply issue, a company source said on Monday.
"The company was running the BDO unit at operating rates of 70-80% before the shutdown, and expects to recover to this level after the restart," the source said in Mandarin.
The shutdown will not impact the supply to customers amid poor demand, the source said.
Domestic BDO prices in China were assessed at CNY13,450-13,700/tonne ($2,300-2,379/tonne) DEL (delivered) east China (bulk) on 9 September, up by CNY 50/tonne at the high end of range compared with last week, according to Chemease, an ICIS service in China.
BDO is used as a solvent and is also used in the manufacture of some types of plastics, elastic fibres and polyurethanes (PU).
($1 = CNY6.12)
Additional reporting by Vikki Shen
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