26 February 2010 17:33 [Source: ICIS news]
Eastman would not specify when the maintenance would occur. Company spokeswoman Wanda Valentine said it would not affect butac supply.
Talk of turnarounds at all three
In addition, sources also said that Dow Chemical has scheduled a second-quarter turnaround at its
Dow officials confirmed that there would be a turnaround there in the quarter, but they did not confirm that it would be at the butac unit.
The Eastman, Dow and Oxea plants are the three major
A butac distributor said such turnarounds are usually announced well in advance and that producers build inventories to get through the maintenance period.
"I don't view it as something real significant," the distributor said.
The butac distributor price range for the week ended 26 February was 75-80 cents/lb ($1,654-1,764/tonne or €1,224-1,305/tonne), according to global chemical market intelligence service ICIS pricing.
($1 = €0.74)
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