Nippon Shokubai runs Indonesian acrylate esters plants at 90%

25 October 2011 10:56  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Nippon Shokubai is planning to operate its 100,000 tonne/year acrylate esters plant in Cilegon, Indonesia, at 90% of capacity indefinitely, due to poor demand in southeast Asia, a company source said Tuesday.

The company cut the run rates at the plant in mid-September from 100%.

The plant can produce butyl-A, ethyl-A and 2-ethylhexanol-A, said the source, but declined to provide further production details.

Demand for acrylate esters in southeast Asia has been dismal in the last few weeks, due to widespread flooding in Thailand, said the source.

Almost a third of all provinces in Thailand are currently flooded since unusually heavy monsoon rains began lashing the southeast Asian nation in late July.

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By: Quintella Koh
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