26 July 2011 04:33 [Source: ICIS news]
Mitsui Chemicals is planning to purchase cargoes from other Japanese producers to meet its domestic MIBK sales commitments, the official said.
The company may also reduce its export sales during the shutdown, the official added.
The total demand for MIBK in
Mitsui Chemicals is the largest of three MIBK producers in
The other producers are Mitsubishi Chemical and Kyowa Hakko Chemical, each with an MIBK capacity of 20,000 tonnes/year and 15,000 tonnes/year respectively.
MIBK is used mainly as a solvent for industrial paints and thinners and in the production of rubber chemicals.
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