31 July 2009 12:25 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Mitsui Chemicals, the smallest of three isopropanol (IPA) producers in Japan, restarted its 33,000 tonne/year plant in Osaka as scheduled on 25 July but is eyeing a shutdown next month due to poor economics, a company official said on Friday.
“We plan to shut the IPA plant from 17 August to the end of the August,” he said. “Now that we have no plans to export to ?xml:namespace>
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IPA producers were feeling the pinch from rising feedstock propylene prices and at least four producers in
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