SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Sinopec Shanghai Gaoqiao on 20 February shut its 100,000 tonne/year phenol/acetone plant at Pudong in Shanghai city for around 40 days of maintenance, a company source said on Thursday.
The shutdown was largely due to a feedstock cumene supply shortage, according to the source.
However, the producer’s 60,000 tonne/year phenol/acetone plant at the same site, is running “normally”, as it has sufficient cumene inventories, the source added.
The company owns another plant in Caojing district of Shanghai city, which can produce 135,000 tonnes/year of phenol and 85,000 tonnes/year of acetone.
The Caojing plant is scheduled to be shut for 45 days of maintenance starting on 10 March because of a feedstock propylene supply shortage, the source said.