South Korea’s Kumho runs expanded MIBK unit at 90% capacity

18 December 2012 02:55  [Source: ICIS news]

MELBOURNE (ICIS)--South Korea’s Kumho P&B Chemicals is running its 55,000 tonne/year methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK) plant in Yeosu at 90% capacity, a company source said on Tuesday.

The company began commercial operations of the expanded MIBK plant on 10 December, when on-spec output was achieved.

MIBK, which is derived from acetone, is used as a solvent for industrial paints and thinners, and to produce rubber chemicals.

By: Trisha Huang

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