China’s Zhenjiang LCY plans 24,000 tonne/year MIBK plant restart

30 July 2012 10:10  [Source: ICIS news]

MELBOURNE (ICIS)--China’s Zhenjiang LCY General Chemical Co is planning to restart its 24,000 tonne/year methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK) plant at Zhenjiang in Jiangsu province, market sources said on Monday.

The plant was shut over the weekend of 7-8 July because of local power restrictions, and may be restarted by the end of the week starting 30 July or early in the following week, the sources said.

Zhenjiang LCY is a unit of Taiwan’s LCY Group, which also operates a 20,000 tonne/year MIBK plant at Linyuan in Taiwan.

MIBK, which is derived from acetone, is used as a solvent for industrial paints and thinners, as well as to produce rubber chemicals.

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

By: Trisha Huang

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