Thailand’s PTTGC starts commissioning of new BD, butene-1 unit

17 December 2013 11:42 Source:ICIS News

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Thailand’s PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC) has started commissioning its new 100,000 tonne/year butadiene (BD) and butene-1 plant in Map Ta Phut, company president and CEO Bowon Vongsinudom told ICIS on Tuesday.

The unit, which can produce 75,000 tonnes/year of BD and 25,000 tonnes/year of butene-1, should be ready for commercial operations by the first quarter of 2014, Bowon added.

“Butene-1, most of it is for our own use,” the PTTGC executive said.

By Pearl Bantillo