13 January 2011 16:40 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--INEOS’s 245,000 tonne/year ethyl acetate (etac) unit at Hull in the UK restarted over the weekend of 8-9 January, a company source said on Thursday.
However, the start-up operation was “struggling" and it was not only feedstock limitations that were affecting the unit, the INEOS source added.
“The supply of raw material is not so good… it is all very vague at the moment as there are so many influences,” the source said.
Although the company had been able to fulfil all contractual obligations from current stock levels, there was very little opportunity to top up stocks as there was “almost no product” coming out of the unit.
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