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SE Asia IPA, MEK demand fails to take off amid gloomy outlook

Focus SE Asia IPA, MEK demand fails to improve amid gloomy outlook

Focus article by Angeline Soh

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Southeast Asia’s demand for isopropanol (IPA) and methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) has failed to improve in November amid a gloomy market outlook following plunges in upstream crude, naphtha and acetone prices, market sources said on Wednesday.

Demand is typically strong for IPA and MEK in November and December as the region anticipates a pick-up in export orders for end-products in the new year.

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