27 May 2009 11:01 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Japanese aromatics producer Mitsubishi Chemical has started the planned and staggered maintenance shutdown of its three aromatics lines this month, said a company source on Wednesday.
The company has shut down one line in Kashima from the beginning of May, and expects to restart the unit towards end-June, the source said.
The second line that produces about 370,000 tonnes/year of benzene in the same site would be taken off line from end-June to mid-August.
The third line located in Mizushima is scheduled for turnaround from the beginning of June and restart from the second-half of July, the source said. This line produces 210,000 tonnes/year of benzene.
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