AkzoNobel prepares for planned ethanolamines turnaround

18 September 2013 14:37  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--AkzoNobel is currently preparing for a planned turnaround at its ethanolamines plant in Stenungsund in Sweden, a company source confirmed on Wednesday.

“We have a two-week outage and the shutdown will start around 19-20 September,” the source said.

The unit in Stenungsund, which has a nameplate capacity of 100,000 tonnes/year, is closing for routine maintenance.

“Because of maintenance we're short on material. We are fully booked up to the shutdown and  fully booked with stock to cover the shutdown providing the plant starts up on time,”  the source added.

Most of the ethanolamines produced at the site are for captive use for ethylene amines (EAs) production, but AkzoNobel does provide some spot material to market, typically diethanolamine (DEA).              

By: Julia Meehan
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