30 July 2010 08:30 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japanese producer Sumitomo Chemical shut down its 80,000 tonne/year No 2 methyl methacrylate (MMA) line at Jurong Island, Singapore, early this week due to technical issues, a source close to the company said on Friday.
The line would remain off line for one week for repairs, the source said, adding that the plant had been operating at around 90% capacity before the shutdown.
Sumitomo's 53,000 tonne/year No 1 MMA line at the same site was expected to restart in late August after having been shut down on 14 July for six weeks of scheduled maintenance, the source said.
Its 90,000 tonne/year No 3 line was running at 100% after restarting on 13 July, the source said. The line had been shut down on 7 July for one week due to technical problems, the source added.
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