Lucite’s Singapore MMA unit back at 100% after feedstock shortage

04 March 2011 07:22  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Lucite International has brought its 120,000 tonne/year methyl methacrylate (MMA) plant in Jurong Island, Singapore, back to 100% after running it at a reduced rate in February, a company source said on Friday.

The producer had been running the plant at a lower rate because of a shortage in feedstock carbon monoxide, the source said.

Production loss during that period was estimated at around 3,000 tonnes, the source said.

The plant utilises the Alpha process and uses ethylene, carbon monoxide and methanol as feedstock.

Lucite International is a subsidiary of Japanese producer Mitsubishi Rayon Co (MRC), one of the largest MMA producers in Asia.

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By: Junie Lin

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