China’s Jilin Petrochemical runs MIBK plant at full op rate

14 August 2012 06:58  [Source: ICIS news]

MELBOURNE (ICIS)--China’s Jilin Petrochemical is running its 15,000 tonne/year methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK) plant at full operating rate following a 10 August restart, a company source said on Tuesday.

The plant at Jilin in northeastern China was restarted as scheduled, after being taken off line on 24 July to carry out repairs to its reactor.

MIBK, which is derived from acetone, is mainly used as a solvent for industrial paints and thinners, as well as in the production of rubber chemicals.

Other MIBK makers in China include Ningbo Zhenyang, Taizhou Petrochemical and Zhenjiang LCY General Chemical.

By: Trisha Huang

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