31 May 2013 03:11 [Source: ICIS news]
The producer increased the operating rate at its 500,000 tonne/year etac plant at Zhenjiang in Jiangsu province to about 50% of capacity since the middle of this week, from 40% throughout most of April and May, the source said.
The higher etac plant operating rate was made possible by stable operations at its largest 600,000 tonne/year acetic acid plant, which was restarted on 19 May, the source said.
Domestic etac prices in east China were stable for a fifth consecutive week at yuan (CNY) 5,700-5,900/tonne ($930-962/tonne) EXW (ex-works), according to Chemease, an ICIS service in China.
Additional reporting by Elisa Fu
($1 = CNY6.13)
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