Japan’s Mitsui restarts Osaka cracker after outage

22 April 2010 08:01  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Japan’s Mitsui Chemicals restarted its 450,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker in Osaka mid-week after the facility was taken off line earlier this month due to mechanical issues, a company official said on Thursday.

“The cracker was restarted yesterday and now production will be gradually increased,” he said.

The facility was taken off line during the weekend of 10-11 April.

The Osaka cracker is also slated to undergo maintenance from 17 June to 26 July.

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