04 November 2011 07:50 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japanese producer Mitsui Chemicals has been running its 230,000 tonne/year bisphenol A (BPA) plant in Singapore at 66% capacity since late October, a company source said on Friday.
The plant, which consists of three production lines, was taken off line on 22 September for a month as part of the company’s annual maintenance schedule.
Mitsui Chemicals decided to keep one of the production lines idle.
The other two lines have been operating at full tilt after production was resumed in late October following the shutdown, the source said.
The production cutback is not expected to have a major impact on prices given prevailing weak market conditions, market sources said.
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