Japan’s Mitsui Chem shuts Chiba phenol/acetone unit due to quake

14 March 2011 03:03  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Mitsui Chemicals has shut its phenol/acetone plant in Chiba following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan last week, a company source said on Monday.

The plant was shut following the earthquake on Friday and it was not immediately known when the company will be able to restart the plant.

The plant has a nameplate capacity of 230,000 tonnes/year of phenol and 138,000 tonnes/year of acetone.

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By: Heng Hui
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