07 November 2013 03:56 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Shaanxi Shanhua Chemical Fertilizer's 30,000 tonne/year butanediol (BDO) plant in Weinan is currently shut for catalyst change and is expected to resume production on 14 November, a company source said on Thursday.
The plant was taken off line on 4 November, the source said.
The company would not sell BDO cargoes during the shutdown period due to limited stocks, the source said.
Domestic BDO prices in China were assessed at yuan (CNY) 13,500-13,800/tonne ($2,213-2,262/tonne) DEL (delivered) east China (bulk) on 6 November, according to Chemease, an ICIS service in China.
BDO is used as a solvent and is also used in the manufacture of some types of plastics, elastic fibres and polyurethanes (PU).
($1 = CNY6.10)
Additional reporting by Vikki Shen
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