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Updated to Q4 2018
US ethyl acetate (etac) supply, which was tight in the third quarter of 2018 because of a shortage of feedstock acetic acid, improved at the start of the fourth quarter once the upstream pressure eased. Later in the quarter, supply tightened again on production issues. Celanese is running its plant in Mexico at reduced rates because of a shortage of natural gas used to power the plant. Sasol put customers on sales control after delays in the restart of its ethanol plant in South Africa.
Demand for US ethyl acetate (etac) was steady at the beginning of the fourth quarter of the year, as the peak constructions season extended into November thanks to a late end to winter and a growing US economy. There was some decrease in demand later in the quarter, as the end of the construction season and de-stocking for the end of the year to minimise tax liability.
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The major outlet for ethyl acetate (EAC) is coatings which account for 60% of demand. Process solvents, including pharmaceuticals and organic synthesis, account for 15% while printing inks are also estimated at 15%.
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