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Updated to Q1 2021
Supply is expected to stay tight. Phenol operating rates are likely to stay at reduced levels, limiting acetone output. Two cumene turnarounds will take place between mid-January and mid-February. Interest to export product to the US is high due to continued upward momentum, but exports are not really expected to flow during early Q1 due to tight overseas markets.
Although an impact on consumption is expected due to methyl methacrylate (MMA) turnaround activity and the end of production at Beaumont, the overall impact could be smaller as units run harder to build inventory, especially as demand continues to recover. Mitsubishi Chemical Corp (MCC) will study the feasibility of building a MMA complex in Geismar, Louisiana, using the company’s Alpha technology, which uses ethylene instead of acetone.
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