Japan's NPU brings forward Nanyo MDI plant turnaround to end-Aug

23 August 2012 04:19  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Nippon Polyurethane (NPU) has brought forward the annual maintenance schedule for its 200,000 tonne/year methyl di-p-phenylene isocyanate (MDI) facility to end-August from mid-September, a company source said late on Wednesday.

The source did not provide the reason for the change in turnaround schedule for the plant at Nanyo in Yamagata prefecture.

The unit will be down for 40-45 days, the source said, adding that the company’s two other MDI plants at the site – a 70,000 tonne/year unit and a 130,000 tonne/year MDI unit – will operate normally during this period.

In Ruian, China, the company’s MDI splitter, which is currently undergoing debottlenecking to increase its annual capacity by 40% to 70,000 tonnes/year, is likely to resume operations by early September, the source said.

By: Jingyi Chan
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