28 August 2012 08:01 [Source: ICIS news]
MELBOURNE (ICIS)--China’s Zhejiang Xinhua plans to start up a new 10,000 tonne/year methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK) plant at Hangzhou in Zhejiang province, said several market sources on Tuesday.
The company may begin commercial operations as early as September, a market source added.
Zhejiang Xinhua is sending samples to end-users for trial, after conducting test runs at the plant, said a Chinese end-user.
The company could not be immediately reached for comments.
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.
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