09 May 2013 09:52 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Fushun Petrochemical will shut its 30,000 tonne/year methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) facility in Liaoning province in mid-May for about a month of maintenance, a company source said on Thursday.
The shutdown is unlikely to cause a supply shortage, given the current weak demand, Chinese traders said.
They added that domestic supplies will increase this month as Zibo Qixiang Tengda Chemical, China’s largest MEK producer, has already resumed partial operations at its 70,000 tonne/year facility in Zibo after about a month of maintenance.
Fushun Petrochemical has no immediate plans to restart its separate 25,000 tonne/year MEK unit at the same Liaoning complex, the company source said.
The facility has been shut since May 2012 because of a shortage of feedstock C4 supply.
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