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Sasol Proceeds with Hike in MIBK Capacity

1:44 PM MDT | April 25, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Sasol has decided to go ahead with previously announced plans to double capacity for methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK) at Sasolburg, South Africa, to 60,000 m.t./year (CW, Dec. 21/28, 2005, p. 14). The expansion is expected to come onstream in the first half of 2009, Sasol says. It will use Sasol technology. The firm estimates worldwide demand for MIBK, used as a solvent in surface coatings, adhesives, and pharmaceuticals, at 350,000...

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