27 May 2011 09:41 [Source: ICIS news]
FUKUOKA, Japan (ICIS)--Japan’s Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation (MCHC) plans to restart its 120,000 tonne/year bisphenol A (BPA) plant at Kurosaki at the end of June, a company source said on Friday.
However, the company shut down the plant in the middle of May instead because of a shortage of feedstock phenol, said the source.
The source was speaking at the sidelines of the Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference (APIC), which is being held at ?xml:namespace>
The company will restart the plant at the end of June, the source said.
MCHC operates a 100,000 tonne/year BPA plant at Kashima. The BPA unit and an upstream phenol/acetone plant at the same site were taken off line after the earthquake and tsunami which hit northeastern
The phenol/acetone plant can produce 250,000 tonnes/year of phenol and 150,000 tonnes/year of acetone.
The company plans to restart the Kashima-based BPA and phenol/acetone plants at the end of June, the source said.
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