Celanese idles Singapore acetic acid plant after restart

18 July 2012 10:11  [Source: ICIS news]

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MELBOURNE (ICIS)--US-based acetyls producer Celanese has again “idled” its recently restarted 600,000 tonne/year acetic acid plant in Singapore, a corporate communications official said on Wednesday.

The plant was shut during the January to March quarter because of tough market conditions in Asia, Celanese chief Mark Rohr said on 24 April this year.

“The plant was recently operated but is idled again currently,” the official said without giving further details.

In addition to the acetic acid plant, Celanese operates an ethyl acetate (etac)/butyl acetate (butac) plant that has a combined capacity of 100,000 tonnes/year in Singapore.

By: Trisha Huang

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