Japan’s Mitsubishi Chemical plans to extend MA shutdown to 45 days

01 March 2012 07:17  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation (MCHC) is planning to shut its 32,000 tonne/year maleic anhydride (MA) plant at Mizushima in Okayama prefecture in the middle of June for a 45-day maintenance, a company source said.

The company had originally planned to shut the MA plant for 30 days, but it decided to extend its shutdown period by a further 15 days to conduct additional checks on its machinery, the source added.

According to the source, MCHC is not expecting any disruptions to its MA contract supplies as the firm had sufficient time to stock up on its inventories.

By: Quintella Koh
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