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Jinling Petrochemical Corporation takes offline its dioctyl phthalate facility

February 28/2012

(news.szenergy) -- Jinling Petrochemical Corporation (China), a Sinopecs subsidiary, took offline its 100,000 ton/year dioctyl phthalate facility due to tight feedstock 2-ethylhexanol supply. Dioctyl phthalate plant is located in east China.

The facility being shut in February 19, is scheduled to be restarted in March 5. Jinling Petrochemical s dioctyl phthalate (DOP) inventory may continue till late February.

Due to its suitable properties and the low cost, dioctyl phthalate is widely used as a plasticizer in manufacturing of articles made of PVC. Plastics may contain 1% to 40% of dioctyl phthalate . It is also used as a hydraulic fluid and as a dielectric fluid in capacitors. Dioctyl phthalate also finds use as a solvent in glowsticks.

Author:Anna Larionova
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