Nippon Shokubai to shut Indonesia acrylic acid plants in mid-June

11 January 2012 02:45  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Nippon Shokubai plans to shut its crude acrylic acid and glacial acrylic acid plants in Java, Indonesia, from mid-June to end-July for a catalyst change, a company source said on Wednesday.

The company owns and operates a 60,000 tonne /year crude acrylic acid plant and a 100,000 tonne/year acrylic esters plant at the site, the source said.

The source declined to disclose Nippon Shokubai’s glacial acrylic acid nameplate capacity.

“The shutdown will not affect Nippon Shokubai’s acrylic esters plants,” said the source.

Nippon Shokubai’s esters plant is capable of producing butyl acrylate, methyl acrylate, ethyl acrylate and 2-ethylhexyl acrylate.

Because of the planned shutdown, the company will not be procuring spot cargoes of feedstock normal butanol (NBA) in June and July, said the source.

Nippon Shokubai purchases 1,000 to 2,000 tonnes of spot NBA each month, said the source.

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By: Quintella Koh
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