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Updated to Q2 2021
Supply is likely to be constant as production ratios are expected to remain unchanged from Q1. Whether acetone-based IPA plants will be revived will depend on acetone’s trends in Q2 because the anticipated IPA demand would not be able to sustain the high production costs.
Q2 is typically a peak season for IPA as downstream demand in the construction and paints and coatings sectors emerge. However, it could be curbed by long holidays in southeast Asia, including Songkran and Eid ul-Fitr, where many downstream manufacturers either reduce production or shut their plants.
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Isopropanol (IPA), also known as isopropyl alcohol, is a low-cost solvent used in many industrial and consumer products and as an extractant.
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