20 June 2008 05:37 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Asia's largest phenol-acetone producer Mitsui Chemicals will restart its Singapore phenol-acetone plant on 23 June at 75% due to technical problems, a company official said on Friday.
The plant, which was being restarted after a 20-day maintenance turnaround, would run at the reduced capacity for at least three weeks till mid-July on technical problems and poor economics, the source added.
"We have some trouble with one of the compressors," said the source.
Supply in southeast Asia would not be affected, but the company would cut exports to India and China, the source added.
The facility at Jurong Island in Singapore has a nameplate capacity of 300,000 tonnes/year of phenol and 180,000 tonnes/year of acetone.
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