28 July 2011 09:02 [Source: ICIS news]
The plant will be taken off line for around two weeks, he added.
The capacity of the PMMA plant was raised from 40,000 tonnes/year to 50,000 tonnes/year in January after a debottlenecking exercise.
The impact of the upcoming shutdown on the PMMA market is expected to be limited, as demand from the downstream PMMA end-user industries is weak during the current off-peak production season, market players said.
Meanwhile, DMMA's upstream 90,000 tonne/year methyl methacrylate (MMA) plant at the same site is being run at 100% capacity after it was restarted one week earlier than expected on 12 July, the source said
The MMA plant, which was shut down on 8 June for a 40-day turnaround, was originally expected to be restarted around 19 July, the source added.
DMMA is a joint venture between
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