Mitsubishi to shut BPA, PC units for turnaround

28 August 2007 09:09  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Japan’s Mitsubishi Chemical plans to shut down its bisphenol-A (BPA) and polycarbonate (PC) units in Kurosaki for annual maintenance in the fourth quarter of 2007, a company official said on Tuesday.


Its 120,000 tonne/year BPA plant will be shut for a month-long turnaround starting in mid-November.


Its two polycarbonate (PC) lines will be shut for maintenance in October. The turnaround at the two lines, which have a combined production capacity of 40,000 tonnes/year, is also expected to last one month.


The producer also runs another 100,000 tonne/year BPA facility in Kashima, which had a turnaround in June.


However, there would be no scheduled maintenance at its upstream phenol-acetone plant in Kashima this year, the official said. The plant can produce 250,000 tonnes/year of phenol and 150,000 tonnes/year of acetone.

By: Peh Soo Hwee
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