China’s Sichuan Petchem runs oxo-alcohols unit at 70% after restart

25 July 2014 08:33 Source:ICIS News

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Sichuan Petrochemical is running its 320,000 tonne/year oxo-alcohols unit at Chengdu in Sichuan at 70% capacity, following its restart on 23 July, a company source said on Friday.

The unit had been taken off line on 24 March on the back of feedstock shortage, the source said.

The restart is expected to ease the domestic oxo-alcohols supply further, which could weaken prices, a market player said.

The unit - the first oxo-alcohols unit in southwest China- can produce 80,000 tonnes/year of 2-ethylhexanol (2-EH) unit, 210,000 tonnes/year of n-butanol (NBA) and 30,000 tonnes/year of iso-butanol (IBA).

By Lina Xu