JAPAN DISASTER: Nippon Kasei keeps CHDMMA unit shut

24 March 2011 03:47  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan's Nippon Kasei was keeping its cyclohexanol dimethanol monoacrylate (CHDMMA) unit in Onahama, Fukushima prefecture, off line after it was shut following the devastating earthquake and tsunami on 11 March, industry sources said on Thursday.

Power outages in the region and water leakage into the equipment caused it to be closed, according to the company's website.

The plant used 30,000 tonnes of methanol in 2010, although maximum demand based on capacity is around 43,000 tonnes a year, said a source close to the company.

There were no definite dates about when production will be restarted, sources said.

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By: Heng Hui
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