22 March 2010 03:41 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Japanese producer Mitsui Chemicals has been running its phenol-acetone plant in Chiba at 80% of capacity after it was restarted last week due to tight supply of feedstock propylene, a company source said on Monday.
The plant, which can produce 190,000 tonnes/year of phenol and 114,000 tonnes/year of acetone, was taken off line on 1 March as an outage at its upstream cracker facility affected its propylene supply, the source said.
The cracker was scheduled to resume operation by the end of the month, the source said, adding that the company would ramp up production at the ?xml:namespace>
Mitsui Chemicals’ other plant at
The plant was shut on 10 March for a scheduled turnaround, and would remain off line until 13 May, the source said.
Mitsui Chemicals is the largest phenol-acetone producer in
For the latest chemical news, data and analysis that directly impacts your business sign up for a free trial to ICIS news - the breaking online news service for the global chemical industry.
Get the facts and analysis behind the headlines from our market leading weekly magazine: sign up to a free trial to ICIS Chemical Business.
|ICIS news FREE TRIAL|
|Get access to breaking chemical news as it happens.|
|ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX)|
|ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX). Download the free tabular data and a chart of the historical index|