Japan's Showa Denko runs Oita etac plant at 100% after restart

13 June 2012 03:26  [Source: ICIS news]

MELBOURNE (ICIS)--Japan’s Showa Denko is running its joint-venture 100,000 tonne/year ethyl acetate (etac) plant in Oita at full capacity after restarting it on 12 June, a source close to the company said on Wednesday.

The plant was shut on 18 May because of a shortage of feedstock ethylene supply.

The etac plant, which is operated under Japan Ethyl Acetate, is 55%-owned by Showa Denko and 45%-owned by KH Neochem (formerly Kyowa Hakko Chemical).

Showa Denko also operates a 50,000 tonne/year etac plant at Merak in Indonesia.

By: Trisha Huang

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