Heavy schedules impact oxo-alcohols

Kew Jia Hui; Brice, Andy
April 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;4/30/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 64, p29
Trade Publication
The article reports that a heavy turnaround schedule, or a scheduled large-scale maintenance activity, means Asia's oxo-alcohols, or feedstock, market faces extremely tight supply. Prices, however, have failed to rise because of weak demand from downstream sectors including dioctyl phthalate and butyl acetate. Oxo-alcohols such as n-butanol and 2-ethylhexanol expected to rise in May 2007 because of reduced spot availability during a series of maintenance turnarounds in northeast Asia.


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