22 December 2008 16:26 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Japanese aromatics producer, Mitsubishi Chemical plans to take three aromatics units in Kashima and Mizushima offline for about 45-60 days each from May next year, as per an earlier tentative schedule, a company source said on Monday.
The company will shut down production at one of its two lines In Kashima from the beginning of May to the end June. The second line in Kashima will be taken offline from the beginning of June until mid August.
The production capacities for the lines at Kashima were not given but the spokesman said that benzene capacity was 412,000 tonnes/year.
The Mizushima-based aromatics line will be brought down for almost two months from the beginning of June, he added.
The facility produces 210,000 tonnes/year of benzene, 62,000 tonnes/year of toluene and 33,000 tonnes/year of isomer grade xylene.
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