China's Shanghai Petrochemical to shut AF lines for maintenance

17 March 2014 04:11 Source:ICIS News

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical plans to shut down its three acrylic fibre (AF) lines in Shanghai on 25 March for 10-20 days of maintenance, a company source said on Monday.

“The 45,000 tonne/year one will be off line for 20 days. Both the 66,000 tonne/year one and the 28,000 tonne/year one will be off line for 10 days,” the source added.

The three AF lines are now running at full capacity to build up stocks, the source said.

The scheduled shutdown of the AF lines comes after Shanghai Secco Petrochemical took its 260,000 tonne/year acrylonitrile (ACN) plant in Shanghai on 10 March off stream for annual maintenance.

Shanghai Secco is a major ACN producer which provides feedstock supply to Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical’s AF lines.

By Heather Zhao