12 September 2012 07:59 [Source: ICIS news]
The company switched an etac line at its 320,000 tonne/year etac/butyl acetate (butac) swing plant at Jiangmen in Guangdong province to normal propyl acetate (NPAC) production during the week ended 24 August in a bid to reduce its total ethanol consumption.
“Availability of ethanol continues to be quite limited, so we will keep etac output at the reduced level for a little longer,” the source added.
Ethanol is used in combination with acetic acid for etac production.
The company increased its domestic offer for etac by yuan (CNY) 200/tonne ($32/tonne) to CNY7,000/tonne ex-works (EXW) in southern
Jiangmen Handsome has a 60,000 tonne/year butac plant at Huizhou in
($1 = CNY 6.34)
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