China’s Dragon Sky Chemical shuts butac plant over Lunar New Year

06 February 2013 04:23  [Source: ICIS news]

MELBOURNE (ICIS)--China’s Dragon Sky Chemical has shut its 50,000 tonne/year butyl acetate (butac) plant in Shanghai, a source close to the company said on Wednesday.

The producer took the plant off line on 5 February because of slow sales ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday on 9-15 February, the source said.

The plant is scheduled to be restarted on 16 February, the source said, adding that the plant will not undergo maintenance during the 10-day shutdown.  

Butac, which is derived from acetic acid and n-butanol (NBA), is mainly used in the manufacturing of paint and coating for the furniture, construction and automotive industries.

By: Trisha Huang

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