11 October 2012 08:25 [Source: ICIS news]
The producer’s second 30,000 tonne/year unit in the same petrochemical complex will continue to operate normally, the source said.
Both units are now running at an operating rate of around 60% capacity, the source added.
A separate Chinese producer Fushun Petrochemical shut its 30,000 tonne/year MEK unit on 10 October for 25-30 days to facilitate a change of catalyst.
These plant shutdowns are likely to support prices in the Chinese domestic market which has been facing weak downstream demand, Chinese sources said.
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