22 August 2012 03:09 [Source: ICIS news]
The cracker and other derivative plants, including PE, PP and elastomer plants, were shut around 01:00-02:00 hours Japan time (16:00-17:00 GMT) on 21 August, they said.
“The restart date hasn’t been decided yet,” a company source said.
Investigations are ongoing to determine the cause of the outage, sources added.
The cracker was operating at 80% of capacity before the outage, the source said.
Mitsui Chemicals is currently running its 450,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker in
Additional reporting by Helen Lee
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