Japan’s Mitsubishi Chem making more n-butanol since end-October

02 November 2012 09:48  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Mitsubishi Chemical has switched to producing more n-butanol (NBA) instead of 2-ethylhexanol (2-EH) at its 250,000 tonne/year oxo-alcohols unit at Mizushima since end-October, a company source said on Friday.

“We have switched about 20% production of 2-EH to NBA because of lower margins in the 2-EH market,” the source said.

Mitsubishi Chemical is currently operating the oxo-alcohols unit at around 88-92% of capacity, the source said without providing the current breakdown of production for each chemical.

The facility usually produces around 150,000 tonne/year of 2-EH and 100,000 tonne/year of NBA, the source said.
By: Samuel Wong

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