China’s Jilin Petrochemical to restart MIBK plant on 4 July

03 July 2012 08:12  [Source: ICIS news]

MELBOURNE (ICIS)--China’s Jilin Petrochemical plans to restart its 15,000 tonne/year methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK) on 4 July following a planned overhaul, a company source said on Tuesday.

The restart has been postponed by a day from the company’s original plan.

The plant at Jilin in northeastern China was shut on 23 May to undergo major maintenance, which is carried out by the company every four years.

Jilin Petrochemical’s other 15,000 tonne/year MIBK plant at the same site has been largely idle since September 2008, partly because of poor economics.

MIBK, which is derived from acetone, is used mainly as a solvent for industrial paints and thinners and in the production of rubber chemicals.

Other MIBK makers in China include Ningbo Zhenyang, Taizhou Petrochemical and LCY Chemical.


By: Trisha Huang



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