Japan’s Kuraray to shut Nakajo PMMA unit next week

07 June 2012 09:43  [Source: ICIS news]

BRISBANE (ICIS)--Japan’s Kuraray plans to shut its 58,000 tonne/year polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) plant at Nakajo in Niigata prefecture by the middle of next week for maintenance, a company source said on Thursday.

The plant is likely to remain shut until the end of June and on-spec production is expected to resume in July, the source said.

Other PMMA makers in Asia include South Korea’s LG MMA, Japan’s Sumitomo Chemical, France’s Arkema and Taiwan’s Chi Mei.

By: Junie Lin

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