US Eastman to shut Singapore oxos unit in July for maintenance

30 June 2010 09:50  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--US-based Eastman Chemical plans to shut its oxo-alcohols plant located in Jurong Island, Singapore, in July for a scheduled turnaround, market sources said on Wednesday.

The plant, with a nameplate capacity of 55,000 tonnes/year of n-butanol (NBA) and 50,000 tonnes/year of 2-ethyl hexanol (2-EH), was expected to be shut for around three weeks, sources said.

“We were informed that there will be no impact [on supply]. We will still be getting material during the shutdown,” a buyer said.

Other producers in the region include Japan’s Mitsubishi Chemical, South Korea’s LG Chem and Indonesia’s PT Petro Oxo Nusantara.

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By: Su Yeen Cheong
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