Vinnolit begins September chlor-alkali maintenance at Knapsack

12 September 2013 11:45  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Germany-based Vinnolit began scheduled maintenance at its chlor-alkali units at Knapsack this week, a company source said on Thursday.

The turnaround will last approximately two weeks, the source said, but did not provide exact dates.

Vinnolit produces chlorine, caustic soda, ethylene dichloride (EDC), vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) at Knapsack.

The company source had previously noted that the maintenance turnaround would apply to all chlor-alkali and upstream vinyl units at the Knapsack site.

The producer’s PVC plant in Cologne is also down owing to the lack of VCM output from Knapsack, the source said.

The Knapsack facility can produce 250,000 tonnes/year of chlorine, 275,000 dry metric tonnes/year of caustic soda and 160,000 tonnes/year of PVC, according to ICIS data.

Vinnolit's Cologne PVC unit has a nameplate capacity of 165,000 tonnes/year.

By: Samuel Weatherlake
+44 20 8652 3214

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