Japan's Kuraray to shut PMMA plant for turnaround in Q2

03 March 2011 09:27  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japanese producer Kuraray plans to shut its 58,000 tonne/year polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) plant at Nakajo in Niigata prefecture for a month-long turnaround at the end of the second quarter this year, a company source said on Thursday.

The shutdown will take place in tandem with a month-long turnaround of its upstream 67,000 tonne/year acetone cyanohydrin-based methyl methacrylate (MMA) plant at the same site, the source added.

The final dates for the shutdowns have not been decided, the source said.

Kuraray was also considering a debottlenecking exercise at the PMMA plant, but details were not immediately available, the source said.

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By: Junie Lin

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