Solvay plant in Brazil not affected by drought: source

09 June 2014 20:21 Source:ICIS News

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Solvay’s ethyl acetate (ETAC) operations in Paulinia, Brazil have not been affected by that region’s drought conditions, a source said on Monday.

“It’s been a drier season (in Brazil), but, so far, no affect on our productions,” a source said. “We’re certainly aware that it’s a dry season, and our plant is taking appropriate measure.”

Brazil is dealing with ongoing drought conditions. There had been talk in the market that petrochemical companies were being asked by the government to conserve water at its Brazil-based plants, and that production at certain plants had slowed.

“We’re running normally,” the source said.

Solvay produces 135,000 tonnes/year of ETAC at the plant in Brazil, according to ICIS Plants & Projects.

Major suppliers of US ethyl acetate are Celanese, Eastman Chemical and Solvay.

By Andrew Guy Jr