The division markets oxygenated solvents such as acetone, methyl ethyl ketone, methyl isobutyl ketone
, ethanol, normal-propanol and a range of alcohol blends such as Ethylol, Propylol and Sabutol in more than 80 countries across the world.
Additionally, it is alleged that the company failed to submit reporting forms (Form Rs) for methyl alcohol, methyl ethyl ketone, methyl isobutyl ketone
, and toluene for calendar years 1989-91 and xylene for calendar year 1991 to EPA and the Georgia SERC.
IPA is also an important chemical intermediate needed for the manufacture of methyl isobutyl ketone
, isopropyl acetate, isopropylamines and other products.
The 12 high-priority chemicals used by FMC, and whose emissions were reduced, were: cadmium, carbon tetrachloride, chromium, cyanides, dichloromethane, lead, methyl ethyl ketone, methyl isobutyl ketone
, nickel, toluene, trichloroethane and xylenes.
Items reported in short supply during October included hydrochloric acid, methyl isobutyl ketone
, gray iron and other castings, linings, machine parts, common carrier trailers, steel, and some computer components such as integrated circuits, memory chips and notebook modems.
The site, located in a mixed residential and commercial area adjacent to the Interstate 10 freeway, has 71 55-gallon drums of highly flammable solvents, including methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) and methyl isobutyl ketone