Thai Fatty Alcohols shuts 100,000 tonne/year plant for turnaround

02 October 2013 11:31  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Thai Fatty Alcohols (TFA) shut its 100,000 tonne/year plant in Rayong province on Wednesday for turnaround, a source close to the company said on Wednesday.

The plant, which can produce up to 120,000 tonnes/year of fatty alcohols, will remain shut up to 16 October, the source said, adding that the shutdown was delayed by a day from the original schedule.

The plant also produces glycerine, a co-product of fatty alcohols.

During the shutdown of about two weeks, the plant will undergo a routine catalyst change and technical maintenance, the source said.

Thai Fatty Alcohols is owned by Thai Oleochemicals, a subsidiary of PTT Global Chemical.

By: Alexis Gan
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