Sumitomo Chemical Singapore to shut No 1 PMMA line at end of July

17 July 2012 08:58  [Source: ICIS news]

BRISBANE (ICIS)--Sumitomo Chemical Singapore plans to shut its No 1 polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) line at the end of July for maintenance, a company source said on Tuesday.

The 50,000 tonne/year line in Jurong Island will be off line for close to a month until late August, he added.

Meanwhile, the company’s 50,000 tonne/year No 2 PMMA line at the same site is currently running at 100%, with no shutdown scheduled for this year, said the source.

The company’s 50,000 tonne/year No 3 PMMA line at the same site is expected to come on stream by the third quarter of 2012.

This will boost Sumitomo’s total PMMA output in Singapore to 150,000 tonnes/year.

By: Junie Lin

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