Japan’s Mitsui Chem runs Ohmuta TDI unit at full rate

02 July 2010 07:40  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Japan's Mitsui Chemicals has started running its 120,000 tonne/year Ohmuta-based toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) plant at full tilt on Friday after it was restarted early this week, a company source said.

The company’s Kashima-based TDI plant, which also has a nameplate capacity of 120,000 tonnes/year, was expected to be restarted by early next week, the source said.

“Hopefully, we can restart our Kashima-based facility once the raw material problem is resolved,” he added.

The Kashima-based plant was shut on 14/15 May for a routine maintenance turnaround, while the Ohmuta-based unit was shut a week earlier.

Other TDI producers in Asia include BASF, Bayer and KPX Chemical Co.

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By: Ong Sheau Ling
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