Japan's Mitsui Chemicals runs Singapore BPA plant at 100%

30 March 2012 09:36  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan's Mitsui Chemicals has been running its bisphenol A (BPA) facilities at Jurong Island in Singapore at 100% capacity since early March, a company source said on Friday.

Mitsui Chemicals runs three BPA lines in Singapore with a combined capacity of 230,000 tonnes/year.

The run rats at the No 1 and No 2 lines have been kept at 100% capacity, while the No 3 line resumed full operation on 1 March after it was taken off line in late October last year because of poor economics.

Both No 1 and No 2 lines are scheduled for annual maintenance in April while the No 3 line is not scheduled for a turnaround this year, the source said.

By: Liu Xin
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