03 September 2013 04:03 [Source: ICIS news]
MELBOURNE (ICIS)--China’s Dongying Yimeide Chemicals has begun construction of a new 30,000 tonne/year methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK) plant at Dongying in Shandong province, market sources in China said on Tuesday.
The plant will consist of two MIBK lines with a capacity of 15,000 tonnes/year each, and the two lines will be started up separately in 2014, the market sources said.
The producer is planning to start test runs at the first 15,000 tonne/year MIBK line in February 2014, and it will begin trial runs at the second line in December 2014, the sources added.
Other MIBK producers in China include Zhenjiang LCY General Chemical, Ningbo Zhenyang and Jilin Petrochemical.
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