JAPAN DISASTER: JX Energy restarts Kawasaki IPA unit

01 April 2011 03:07  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--JX Nippon Oil & Energy restarted its 85,000 tonne/year isopropanol (IPA) plant in Kawasaki on Thursday, a company source said on Friday.

The plant is now operating at around 50% capacity, the source said.

The restart came two days after an upstream 460,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker in the same Kawasaki petrochemical complex resumed production.

The IPA plant was shut for close to three weeks after the 11 March earthquake and ensuing tsunami in northeast Japan.

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By: Yeow Pei Lin

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