09 October 2008 03:34 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS news)--Celanese will delay the planned maintenance turnaround of its acetic acid plant in Clear Lake, Texas by a few weeks to late October, according to a customer letter ICIS obtained on Wednesday.
Based on the document, the scheduled maintenance that would last through November would include replacing a reactor that was repaired last year following a force majeure (FM) at the ?xml:namespace>
A Celanese spokesman would not discuss the letter, saying the company does not comment on customer communications.
Market sources in mid-September said the plant would be closed through October due to Hurricane Ike repairs and a planned month-long maintenance turnaround.
Celanese said it was implementing 100% global sales control on acetic acid and vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) from 1 October through 31 December, 2008, noting in the letter that the
VAM is the primary downstream product for acetic acid.
However, VAM buyers in the
Hurricane Ike struck the
The export price range for acetic acid was $700-800/tonne (€511-584/tonne) FOB (free on board) USG (US Gulf), according to global chemical intelligence service ICIS pricing.
($1 = €0.73)
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