Thailand's PTT in process of restarting phenol/acetone unit

31 March 2014 09:36 Source:ICIS News

MELBOURNE (ICIS)--Thai producer PTT Phenol is in the process of restarting its phenol/acetone plant at Map Ta Phut in Rayong province after completing a turnaround at the unit, a company source said on Monday.

The plant, which can produce 200,000 tonnes/year of phenol and 124,000 tonnes/year of acetone, was taken off line on 26 February to undergo regular maintenance.

The company is in the process of restarting its upstream 270,000 tonne/year cumene unit, and aims to achieve on-spec phenol and acetone output in the week starting 7 April, the company source said.

By Trisha Huang