21 October 2013 09:37 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Pan Asia Chemical Corp’s surfactants plant in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, is currently shut for scheduled maintenance, a company source said on Monday.
The plant – which has a monthly output of 100,000 tonnes of 500 types of surfactants, including alcohol ethoxylates, was taken off line at the start of October and is expected to be restarted in mid-November, the source said in Mandarin.
No breakdown was provided on the plant’s output.
Ethoxylates have applications in the home and personal-care, agrochemicals, textile, lubricant and paper industries.
Alcohol ethoxylates can be used directly as surfactants or as feedstock for the production of sodium lauryl ether sulfate (SLES) - the main workhorse of natural surfactants.
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