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