10 June 2011 06:58 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE(ICIS)--Japan’s Sumitomo Chemical is conducting feasibility studies for a next-phase capacity expansion for methyl methacrylate (MMA) in southeast Asia, a company source said on Friday.
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The plan is to add production capacities of 90,000-140,000 tonnes/year of MMA, but nothing has been fixed, he added.
“We may only know the outcome of the feasibility studies by end of the year,” he added.
Sumitomo currently operates three MMA lines in
The company’s No 3 50,000 tonne/year polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) line at the same site is also slated to come on stream by the third quarter of 2012. This addition will boost Sumitomo’s total PMMA output in
Besides southeast Asia, Sumitomo is also carrying out feasibility studies in the
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