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Asia to lead global acetone capacity expansion

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Asia is set to contribute around 92% of the global acetone capacity growth from planned and announced projects between 2019 and 2023, says GlobalData.

The company’s report, ‘Global Acetone Industry Outlook to 2023 – Capacity and Capital Expenditure Forecasts with Details of All Active and Planned Plants’, reveals that Asia is expected to have a new-build and expansion acetone capacity of 250 000 tpy from three planned and announced projects.

Sowmya Sivaji, Oil and Gas Analyst at GlobalData, says: “In Asia, the capacity growth of acetone will be from Malaysia and India, where the two new-build projects are expected to come online by 2023. The capacity details for an expansion project in China are presently unavailable.”

GlobalData identified the Former Soviet Union as the only other region in terms of capacity additions in the global acetone industry. The region will add an expansion capacity of 20 000 tpy from a planned project, ‘Omsky Kauchuk Omsk Acetone Plant’ which is expected to come onstream in 2019.

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