13 August 2012 05:10 [Source: ICIS news]
The BD unit was restarted on 12 August after its unexpected shutdown on 8 August, the source said without disclosing the reason for the shutdown.
“The BD plant’s operating rate is about 80% capacity, following yesterday’s restart.” the source added.
Bluestar Petrochemical’s on-stream unit will increase the BD supply in the domestic market, a market player said.
The company is selling its BD cargoes at yuan (CNY) 17,500/tonne ($2,752/tonne) EXW (ex-works) on 13 August, down by CNY1,000/tonne from 8 August, according to Chemease, an ICIS service in
The BD prices may decline further because demand from the downstream butadiene rubber (BR) and styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) sectors remains weak.
($1 = CNY6.36)
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