11 July 2012 09:50 [Source: ICIS news]
MELBOURNE (ICIS)--East China-based Wuxi Baichuan Chemical Industrial has postponed the start-up of its 300,000 tonne/year ethyl acetate (etac)/butyl acetate (butac) swing plant at Nantong in Jiangsu province to the end of July, a company source said on Wednesday.
Baichuan Chemical plans to produce 100,000 tonnes/year of etac and 200,000 tonnes/year of butac when the Nantong plant begins commercial operations later this month.
The company has only been producing butac at its existing 200,000 tonne/year etac/butac swing plant at Jiangyin, also in Jiangsu province.
Butac, which is derived from acetic acid and n-butanol (NBA), is mainly used in the manufacture of lacquers and coatings for the furniture, construction and automotive sectors.
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