Evonik’s Marl and Antwerp butadiene units go offline this month

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Evonik’s Marl butadiene unit in and its Antwerp facility in are expected to go offline in January, sources said Friday.

Evonik's Marl and Antwerp butadiene units go offline this monthBoth units are expected to be down for 10-12 days this month but isn’t yet clear when they will go down, one source said Friday.

Evonik wasn’t immediately available for comment on the matter.

The Marl unit has a butadiene capacity of around 220,000 /year and the Antwerp unit increased butadiene capacity by 100,000 in 2015.

The outages comes after European butadiene FOB Rotterdam prices hit a more than three-and-a-half year high on Friday of $1,828/mt, the highest level since 25, 2013. Prices spiked on a surge in pulling in material and tight European availability, sources said.

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