03 September 2010 10:11 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japanese producer Sumitomo Chemical Co is running its 53,000 tonne/year No 1 MMA line in Jurong Island, Singapore, at 100% after restarting it late last week, a company source said on Friday.
The line was shut on 14 July for a six-week maintenance turnaround, the source added.
The company’s two other MMA lines at the same site, which have a combined capacity of 170,000 tonnes/year, were in full operation, said the source.
Sumitomo Chemical is a major MMA producer in Asia.
MMA is used to produce PMMA polymer, cast sheets and acrylic resins for coatings and emulsions.
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