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Updated to Q2 2020
INEOS has resumed production at its Moers facility although it remains under force majeure. However, several market participants expect the force majeure to end in several weeks, which should increase supply. While reports of production issues were heard elsewhere, there is presently no indication of another force majeure. In addition, China has resumed MEK production, and producers intend to start shipping MEK by late April.
Demand for MEK normally picks up in the final weeks of Q1 and at the start of Q2, in anticipation of growing demand for new construction. However, the rapid spread of the coronavirus in March has upended expectations. Attempts in much of the US to combat the outbreak of the disease by encouraging or mandating social distancing has lowered demand for new construction. Demand has also decreased due to increasing unemployment numbers and losses in the stock market.
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The main application for methyl-ethyl ketone (MEK) is as a low-boiling solvent for nitrocellulose, acrylic and vinyl surface coatings.
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