Malaysia’s Optimal plans oxo-alcohols unit restart end-Oct

17 September 2013 06:12  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Malaysia’s Optimal Chemicals plans to restart its 140,000 tonne/year n-butanol (NBA)/iso-butanol (IBA) plant at Kerteh in Terrangganu in end-October, a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

The plant was taken off line from the beginning of September for a major overhaul, the source said.

The major overhaul, which usually takes place every once in five years, will last for roughly two months, the source added.

“As a result, the company will have very limited spot availability for October shipments,” the source added.

By: Samuel Wong

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