Japan’s Asahi Kasei raises ops rate at ACN plant to over 90%

07 December 2009 08:15  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Major Japanese acrylonitrile (ACN) producer, Asahi Kasei Co, has raised the operating rate at its 300,000 tonne/year acrylonitrile (ACN) plant, at Mizushima, to over 90% after resuming production in late November, a company source said on Monday.

The firm had shut the ACN plant – which has two production lines - for two weeks on 14 November due to technical problems, the source said.

"Both the ACN lines at Mizushima are now running at more than 90% after we resumed production on 30 November," the source added.

The two production lines have a capacity of 100,000 tonnes/year and 200,000 tonnes/year respectively.

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