13 May 2008 02:50 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Mitsubishi Chemical has shut its No 1 cracker in Kashima for a scheduled maintenance, a source from the company said on Tuesday.
“We just shut our Kashima No 1 cracker today morning, and it will be restarted on 30 June,” he said.
The 375,000 tonne/year Kashima No 1 unit will be the first of three crackers in ?xml:namespace>
The remaining two crackers that will also be shut for maintenance from this month are Mitsubishi Chemical’s 450,000 tonne/year Mizushima cracker and Maruzen Petrochemical’s 520,000 tonne/year cracker in
Both crackers are scheduled to be shut from Thursday. However, the Mizushima cracker will be restarted on 4 June whereas Maruzen’s only cracker will be restarted end of June.
Mitsubishi Chemical is the largest producer of ethylene in
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