Malaysia's Optimal plans Sept butac, NBA/IBA plant overhaul

15 February 2013 02:50  [Source: ICIS news]

MELBOURNE (ICIS)--Malaysia’s Optimal Chemicals (Malaysia) plans to shut its butyl acetate (butac) and n-butanol (NBA)/iso-butanol (IBA) plants at Kerteh in Terengganu for a major overhaul in September, a source close to the company said on Friday.

The plants are expected to be off line between ealy September and early November, the source said.

Optimal's butac unit has a nameplate capacity of 50,000 tonnes/year, while its NBA/IBA unit at the same site has a nameplate capacity of 140,000 tonnes/year.

The plants were last shut for maintenance in May 2012.  

Other butac makers in Asia include Korea Alcohol Industrial in South Korea, Jiangmen Handsome Chemical Development in China and Celanese in Singapore.


By: Trisha Huang



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