21 September 2012 11:14 [Source: ICIS news]
Trial production of cumene - an intermediate produced from benzene and propylene - began on 8 September, the source said.
The company plans to begin test runs for phenol/acetone next week, the source said, adding that it is too early to say when on-spec phenol/acetone output will be achieved.
Lihuayi’s new plant has a phenol capacity of 220,000 tonnes/year, and an acetone capacity of 130,000 tonnes/year.
Additional reporting by Trisha Huang
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