Russia's Sintez restarts Dzerzhinsk amines after week-long turnaround

11 September 2013 11:16  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Russian ethanolamines producer Sintez restarted its amines plant in Dzerzhinsk, Russia, over the 7 September weekend after a one week shutdown, a company source said on Wednesday.

During the planned shutdown, the Russian producer installed equipment to enable the facility to begin production of 99% grade triethanolamines (TEA).  
Sintez stopped producing TEA 99% grade after technical issues disrupted production in the middle of the year.

Sintez said that it is dealing with the backlog of orders for TEA 99% since July and cannot entertain any new orders until next month.

The Russian producer said it is also sold out of diethanolamines (DEA) until the middle of October. Sintez said that it will discuss new orders of TEA and DEA in October and plans to seek a price increase.

Sintez’s largest unit in Dzerzhinsk has the capacity to produce 25,000 tonnes/year of ethanolamines and the smaller, older unit, can produce 15,000 tonnes/year

Author: Renee Lawrence

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