19 May 2006 10:12 [Source: ICIS news]
TOKYO (ICIS news)--Mitsui Chemicals, a Japanese petrochemical producer, is considering adding a furnace to its 455,000 tonne/year ?xml:namespace>
The company’s aims to be able to use non-naphtha feedstocks for up to 35% of the total capacity of its two crackers after the plan is implemented. It has another naphtha cracker with an ethylene production capacity of 553,000 tonne/year in
The spokesman said the company’s two crackers can currently use non-naphtha feedstocks for 26-27% of the total capacity, slightly higher than the average rate for other Japanese chemical companies of 25%.
The furnaces would use liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and liquid natural gas (LNG) as feedstocks, president Kenji Fujiyoshi said at a press conference on Tuesday.
The move is part of the company’s effort to diversify feedstock to reduce costs.
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