16 July 2012 09:41 [Source: ICIS news]
The plant may stay shut for one to two months and its restart will depend on MIBK market conditions, added the source.
The plant was restarted on 2 May after being brought off line in mid-January.
“[Market participants in China] are aware of Taizhou’s unstable MIBK output in recent years, and as such, the latest shutdown is unlikely to have much of an impact on the market,” said a China-based source.
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
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