Celanese denies talk of Singapore acetic acid plant shutdown

20 February 2013 17:45  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Celanese on Wednesday denied talk that its 600,000 tonne/year acetic acid plant in Singapore is being shut down.

Traders and market sources in Asia said there is talk of closing the unit, but Celanese spokeswoman Linda Beheler denied the speculation.

“The Celanese Singapore plant is up and running,” Beheler said. “There are no plans to shut down that plant. It’s a key production site for our acetyls intermediates business.”

A source close to the company said that the Singapore plant is running at around 50% capacity. Beheler would not comment on the plant’s running rate.

Celanese CEO Mark Rohr said in a January conference call that the plant is running.

By: Lane Kelley
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