Thai MMA to shut No 2 MMA line on 5 Sep, restarts No 1 MMA line

02 September 2011 10:45  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Thai MMA is planning to shut its 90,000 tonne/year No 2 methyl methacrylate (MMA) line at Map Ta Phut on 5-15 September, a company source said on Friday.

The producer is operating the line at 95% capacity because of a feedstock shortage.

Meanwhile, Thai MMA is ramping up the operating rates at its 90,000 tonne/year No 1 MMA line after restarting it on 30 August, the source added.

The MMA producer was expected to restart the line on 27 August, but had taken slightly longer to complete it, the source said.

The company operated the line at 95% capacity before shutting it on 22 August because of the same feedstock shortage, the source added.

The producer is expected to resume 100% production capacity at the plant after restarting it, according to the source.

Thai MMA is a joint venture between Japan’s Mitsubishi Rayon and Thailand’s Siam Cement.

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By: Junie Lin



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