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Updated to Q2 2019
US butac supply will tighten during the second quarter amid moderately stronger seasonal demand and two planned maintenance outages scheduled to begin in April. Buying interest from the architectural coatings markets will pressure existing supply despite expectations of only a moderately stronger spring paints season, partly because of economic headwinds.
Domestic butac demand in the second quarter will begin to improve on seasonal architectural coatings demand, although environmental and economic headwinds slowed the usual pre-season momentum. While near-term forecasts predict a wet spring, seasonality and some pent up demand from flood and fire-ravaged portions of the US may see a slight rebound.
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A colourless flammable liquid with a fruity odour, butyl acetate is produced by the esterification of acetic acid using butanol in the presence of a catalyst such as sulphuric acid.
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