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US phenol/acetone rates down

4:52 PM MST | December 16, 2013

The average operating rate for phenol/acetone units in the United States remains an estimated 65–70%, says IHS Chemical’s Market Advisory Service: Global Acetone. Producers dependent on fiber intermediates are operating at higher rates, while those tied to bisphenol-A are below the range. Polycarbonate units in the region are running at 70–75%, owing to seasonally flagging construction demand and softer...

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