JAPAN DISASTER: Chisso Corp shuts oxo-alcohols plant in Chiba

18 March 2011 08:35  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Chisso Corp has shut its 100,00 tonne/year oxo-alcohols plant in Chiba following the massive earthquake that hit the country’s northeast coast on 11 March, market sources said on Friday.

The facility has a nameplate capacity of 75,000 tonnes/year of 2-ethylhexanol (2-EH) and 25,000 tonnes/year of n-butanol (NBA).

Chisso Corp mainly supplies its output to the Japanese domestic market.

It was not immediately known when the plants will be restarted. Chisso officials were not available for comment at the time of writing this article.

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By: Su Yeen Cheong
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