Japan’s Sumitomo Chemical ramps up Jurong MMA No 3 line

01 April 2011 08:53  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japanese producer Sumitomo Chemical is ramping up its 90,000 tonne/year No 3 methyl methacrylate (MMA) line on Singapore’s Jurong Island after restarting it earlier than expected on 28 March, a company source said on Friday.

“The plant is running steadily and it’s close to 100% now. We expect the plant to run at 100% by next week,’’ the source added.

The company had scheduled the restart on 1 April following a regular turnaround since the middle of February, the source said.

Meanwhile, Sumitomo’s two other MMA lines at the same site, with a combined capacity of 133,000 tonnes/year, are operating at full rates, the source added.

Its 53,000 tonne/year No 1 line is scheduled for a month-long turnaround in August, while its 80,000 tonne/year No 2 line will undergo a month-long turnaround in September, he added.

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By: Junie Lin

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