30 May 2012 04:28 [Source: ICIS news]
MELBOURNE (ICIS)--East China-based Wuxi Baichuan Chemical Industrial on 27 May started test runs at its new 300,000 tonne/year ethyl acetate (etac)/butyl acetate (butac) swing plant at ?xml:namespace>
The company plans to produce 100,000 tonnes/year of etac and 200,000 tonnes/year of butac when the plant begins commercial operation.
Baichuan has been producing solely butac at its existing 200,000 tonne/year etac/butac swing plant at Jiangyin, also in
The company is running the Jiangyin plant at “no higher than 60% of capacity” because of weak domestic and export demand for the solvent, the source said.
Domestic butac prices in eastern
Butac, which is derived from acetic acid and n-butanol (NBA), is mainly used in the manufacturing of lacquers and coatings for the furniture, construction and automotive sectors.
With additional reporting by Elisa Fu
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