03 August 2012 10:35 [Source: ICIS news]
BRISBANE (ICIS)--Japan’s Mitsubishi Rayon Co (MRC) is expected to run its methyl methacrylate (MMA) facilities at Otake at reduced capacity through to September, a company source said on Friday.
MRC has been running its 107,000 tonne/year acetone cyanohydrin-based line at the site at 70% of capacity since mid-June on shortage of feedstock hydrogen cyanide, and is likely to maintain this operating rate for the next two months, the source said.
Operating rates at its two 55,000 tonne/year butane-based MMA lines in Otake, meanwhile, were reduced to around 80% this month from 100%, the source said.
“The situation (reduced rates) is likely to remain until September, but we are still deciding,” the source said.
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