Japan's Mitsui shuts IPA plant for maintenance

06 April 2012 10:28  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Mitsui Chemicals has shut its 33,000 tonne/year isopropanol (IPA) facility in Osaka on 6 April for about two weeks of maintenance, a company source said on Friday.

The producer will suspend exports this month as a result of the turnaround but this is unlikely to have any impact on the IPA market.

A number of Asian facilities have cut production as a result of weak margins and poor Chinese demand.

By: Yeow Pei Lin

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