07 April 2006 04:01 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--South Korea’s Kumho Petrochemical will shut its 200,000 tonne/year polybutadiene rubber (PBR) plant in Yeochun for 20-25 days in May for annual maintenance, a company source said on Friday.
This latest announcement will furthen dampen buying interest for the feedstock butadiene.
Butadiene spot prices have fallen by more than $50/tonne in the past month to $1,250/tonne CFR Northeast Asia for April shipments, according to global chemical market intelligence service ICIS pricing.
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