09 December 2008 10:44 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Taiwan’s Lee Chang Yung Chemical Industry (LCY) expects to start up one of its two 25,000 tonne/year methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK) lines in China in the second-half of December, a company source said on Tuesday.
A specific date for the second line’s start-up was not disclosed, with the company source saying that weak demand in ?xml:namespace>
LCY has repeatedly delayed the start-up of the MIBK plant from the original schedule of the third quarter in 2006.
Both MIBK lines will be located in
MIBK is used in the production of rubber chemicals and as a solvent in paints and pharmaceuticals.
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