Unigel's ACN plant idle due to propylene supply issues: sources

27 September 2013 17:41  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Unigel has shut down its 60,000 tonnes/year acrylonitrile (ACN) plant in the Morelos petrochemical complex in Veracruz, Mexico, sources said.

The plant, a joint venture between Unigel and Pemex Petroquimica, is experiencing a propylene supply issue, sources said.

The plant, which began operations in 2009, shut down in August for planned maintenance.

INEOS, which also shut down its 545,000 tonnes/year ACN plant in Green Lake, Texas, in late August for planned maintenance, is continuing to ramp up production, sources said.

Author: Mark Yost

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