Mitsubishi Chemical runs MEG unit at 100% after Japan earthquake

29 June 2011 07:45  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Mitsubishi Chemical is running its 280,000 tonne/year monoethylene glycol (MEG) plant in Kashima at 100%, a company source said on Wednesday.

“The plant is running at full capacity at the moment,” the source said.

The plant was restarted on 21 June and the on-spec product was achieved on 23 June, the source added.

The MEG unit was taken off line after a 9.0-magnitude earthquake and ensuing tsunami hit northeast Japan on 11 March.

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