07 January 2008 09:39 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Optimal Chemicals will start producing on-spec butyl acetate material at its 55,000 tonne/year plant in Kerteh, Terengganu, Malaysia this week, after a two-month prolonged turnaround, a company official said on Monday.
The plant was due to restart operations on 16 December following a two-month shutdown but the restart was delayed by one week to late December due to feedstock-related issues, he added.
Operating rates prior to the shutdown were at 60-70% of capacity, he said, adding that production was being ramped up.
“There has been no impact on the market due to the delay,” he added. “We are currently building inventories and we should be able to move cargoes by the end of January.”
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