China’s Mengwei Tech to shut VAM plant in Aug/Sept for maintenance

14 July 2014 07:46 Source:ICIS News

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China's Mengwei Technology plans to shut its 200,000 tonne/year vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) plant and its downstream 100,000 tonne/year polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) plant in Inner Mongolia for maintenance in August or September, a company official said on Monday.

“The exact shutdown date [has] yet to [be] decided,” the company source said, adding that the shutdown is expected to last for two weeks.

Domestic VAM prices in northern China are expected to rise on the back of the tighter supply during the shutdown, traders said.

Mengwei Technology is a joint-stock enterprise between Anhui Wanwei Group and Inner Mongolia Baiyanhu Chemical.

By Joanne Wang