China's Dongming Petchem delays MEK trial start-up to H2 Sept

13 August 2013 11:07  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Shandong Dongming Petrochemical has delayed the trial production schedule for its 40,000 tonne/year methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) plant in Heze, Shandong province, to the second half of September, from the first half of August, a company source said on Tuesday.

The company has yet to set a date for the plant to begin commercial production, the source said.

“The earliest timeframe will be in October, if the market conditions are good,’’ the source said.

The MEK plant is co-owned by South Korean petrochemical company ISU Chem.

Supplies from the plant will likely be sold in the Chinese domestic market and exported to South Korea.

By: Yeow Pei Lin

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