US Ascend restarts ACN unit in Texas after two-week turnaround

22 August 2014 20:49 Source:ICIS News

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US producer Ascend Performance Materials has restarted its largest acrylonitrile (ACN) unit in Texas after a scheduled turnaround, a company source confirmed on Friday.

The turnaround at Ascend's Chocolate Bayou facility had been expected to last around two weeks in August.

Ascend's AN7 unit had a capacity of approximately 310,000 tonnes/year, according to ICIS plants and projects.

US Gulf ACN export spot prices had been on uptrend amid globally tight supply because of ongoing and upcoming plant shutdowns worldwide.

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By Tracy Dang