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Eastman Kingsport shutdown to have limited impact on acetyls

3:48 PM MDT | June 16, 2014 | —Clay Boswell

A widespread power outage forced an unplanned shutdown of Eastman Chemical’s Kingsport, TN, facility on 4 June, but the company had made “significant progress” in restoring operations by 9 June. With the possible exception of butyl acetate, the shutdown is unlikely to much impact the delivery of acetyl products, according to IHS Chemical. “The US acetic acid and anhydride markets are currently tight due to planned and unplanned outages and strong demand, but the effect of this outage is not critical, and Eastman expected it to have a...

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