08 May 2009 10:34 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Japan’s largest naphtha cracker operator Mitsubishi Chemical (MCC) shut its 375,000 tonne/year No 1 cracker in Kashima, Ibaraki prefecture as planned on 7 May for a turnaround, a company official said on Friday.
The shutdown would last until 25 June, the official added.
The company’s 450,000 tonne/year cracker in Mizushima, Okayama prefecture, was expected to be taken off line from 13 May to 6 July for maintenance.
Its 476,000 tonne/year No 2 cracker in Kashima, on the other hand, is scheduled for a turnaround from 28 June to 15 August, the official said.
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