China's Jilin Petrochemical cuts phenol/acetone plant ops to 70-80%

15 January 2014 02:18 Source:ICIS News

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Jilin Petrochemical has reduced operating rate of its phenol/acetone plant in Jilin province to 70-80% from full rate, a source close to the company said on Wednesday.

The plant can produce 94,000 tonnes/year of phenol and 56,000 tonnes/year of acetone, according to the source.

Given the lacklustre downstream demand and poor sales of the phenol product, the company has not given the exact date when the plant would run normally,” the source said.

By Ivy Ruan