China’s Erdos Chlor-alkali restarts PVC unit, run rate at 20-30%

16 December 2013 08:15  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Erdos Chlor-alkali Chemical restarted its 300,000 tonne/year polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plant in Inner Mongolia on 15 December and is currently running the unit at 20-30% of capacity, a company source said on Monday.

The company plans to eventually ramp up the unit’s operating rate to 50% – the same rate the unit was running prior to shutdown on 27 November for maintenance, the source said.

Erdo Chlor-alkali is selling PVC at yuanCNY) 6,100/tonne ($1,005/tonne) EXW (ex-works) on Monday, the company source said.

The shutdown is not expected to affect China’s PVC market, where supply is deemed sufficient to meet domestic requirements, market sources said.

($1 = CNY 6.07)

By: Vivian Jiao

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