12 March 2004 16:44 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDO (CNI)--Germany's European Oxo (Eoxo) has cut its butanol production by some 30% due to a shortage of propylene feedstock supplies, a company source told CNI on Friday.
The company - a 50:50 joint venture between Celanese and Degussa - has a total butanol capacity of 400 000 tonne/year with production plants in Oberhausen and Marl.
?xml:namespace>The source said it was not clear when butanol production can revert to normal. This will depend on changes in the propylene market, he added.
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