EU phenol players irked by shortages

Roache, Carl
May 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;5/14/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 66, p32
Trade Publication
The article reports on the shortages in phenol production in Europe in the early part of 2007. The shortages are a result of reduced output at plants throughout the region. The phenol and acetone units of INEOS in Antwerp, Belgium, for example, is back to normal production following cumene feedstock shortages. Meanwhile, Ertisa's third phenol and acetone line started up in late April, and was producing on-spec material by April 30.


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