11 January 2012 02:40 [Source: ICIS news]
MELBOURNE (ICIS)--Korea Alcohol Industrial has increased its ethyl acetate (etac) output because of higher-than-expected domestic demand for the solvent acetate, a company official said on Wednesday.
“We increased our etac output to full capacity in late December because of an increase in our domestic sales volume,” the official said.
“We’re producing about 173 to 174 tonnes of etac a day,” he added.
Korea Alcohol Industrial is ?xml:namespace>
The company cut its etac output by about 5% to roughly 90% capacity in early December to reduce its year-end inventory. It lowered its butyl acetate (butac) production level to approximately 60% capacity for the same reason.
The producer has kept its butac production level unchanged because of ongoing slow demand.
“Our butac output is about 40 tonnes a day,” said the official.
Please visit the complete ICIS plants and projects database
For more information on etac, visit ICIS chemical intelligence
For the latest chemical news, data and analysis that directly impacts your business sign up for a free trial to ICIS news - the breaking online news service for the global chemical industry.
Get the facts and analysis behind the headlines from our market leading weekly magazine: sign up to a free trial to ICIS Chemical Business.
|ICIS news FREE TRIAL|
|Get access to breaking chemical news as it happens.|
|ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX)|
|ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX). Download the free tabular data and a chart of the historical index|
Asian Chemical Connections