20 April 2011 11:23 [Source: ICIS news]
The plant was taken off line in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that hit northeast Japan on 11 March.
The unit is scheduled to undergo regular maintenance in the middle of May and its operating rate will be restored to 100% at the end of June.
The company was unable to confirm the dates and duration of the May turnaround and when the plant would be restarted.
The company runs another 60,000 tonne/year unit in Kurosaki. The unit’s operating rate was below full capacity because of a feedstock bisphenol A (BPA) shortage, the source added.
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