26 January 2011 08:28 [Source: ICIS news]
Output from the plant was earlier evenly split between MIBK and methyl isobutyl carbinol (MIBC), he added.
It is a usual practice for Mitsui to produce other solvents such as MIBC several times a year.
MIBK spot prices rose $20-30/tonne (€15-22/tonne) to $1,730-1,750/tonne CFR China on the back of a higher-priced fixture and buy-sell discussions during last week, and also due to firm feedstock acetone costs, market sources said.
Feedstock acetone spot prices were up $20-50/tonne at $920-1,010/tonne
($1 = €0.73)
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