20 December 2011 03:26 [Source: ICIS news]
The two paraphenylenediamine (PPD) plants have a combined capacity of 80,000 tonnes/year, said the source.
PPD, which is derived from methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK), is a key rubber chemical additive used in the manufacturing of tyres.
The two PPD plants in
“The plant maintenance may negatively impact on MIBK prices in January because Sinorgchem is one of the largest MIBK end-users in
MIBK, which is derived from acetone, is used mainly as a solvent for industrial paints and thinners and in the production of rubber chemicals.
Sinorgchem operates a third rubber chemicals plant in
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