Malaysia's Optimal Chemicals restarts butac, NBA/IBA plants

01 June 2012 04:01  [Source: ICIS news]

MELBOURNE (ICIS)--Malaysia’s Optimal Chemicals (Malaysia) has restarted its butyl acetate (butac) and n-butanol (NBA)/iso-butanol (IBA) plants at Kerteh, Terengganu, following planned maintenance shutdowns, a company official said on Friday.

“The plants were restarted early this week,” the official added.

Optimal’s butac plant has a nameplate capacity of 50,000 tonnes/year, while its NBA/IBA plant has a nameplate capacity of 140,000 tonnes/year.

The plants were shut on 3 May to undergo scheduled overhaul.

Other butac producers in Asia include Korea Alcohol Industrial in South Korea, Jiangmen Handsome Chemical Development in China and Celanese in Singapore.

By: Trisha Huang

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