14 September 2012 10:03 [Source: ICIS news]
Trial cumene production started around the middle of this week, as the company prepares to start up its new 220,000 tonne/year phenol and 130,000 tonne/year acetone plant at the same site, the sources said.
However, it is not immediately clear as to whether the company has achieved on-spec cumene output, the sources added.
Cumene, a feedstock for phenol/acetone, is an intermediate produced from benzene and propylene.
The company could not be immediately reached for comment.
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