Japan’s Mitsui Chem restarts Osaka cracker; run rate at 70-80%
01 August 2012 11:26 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--?xml:namespace>Japan’s Mitsui Chemicals is currently running its 450,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker in Osaka at 70-80% of capacity, a company official said on Wednesday.
The naphtha cracker was restarted as scheduled on 31 July after a scheduled maintenance that started on 26 June, the source said.
“We achieved on-spec production at the cracker today and we will raise the operating rates gradually to 100%,” he said.
In Chiba, Mitsui runs a 617,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker, which is expected to operate at around 80% of capacity this month, unchanged from July, the source said.
The Chiba cracker last had a turnaround in July 2010, with the next scheduled maintenance in 2013, the source said.By: Helen Lee+65 6780 4359
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