Thai MMA’s No 2 line to shut for maintenance in mid-November

23 August 2012 07:05  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Thai MMA’s 90,000 tonne/year capacity No 2 methyl methacrylate (MMA) line in Map Ta Phut, currently running at 100% capacity, is scheduled to be shut for 10 days of maintenance in mid-November, a company source said on Thursday.

Their No 1 line with the same 90,000 tonne/year capacity at the same site, which was shut on 18 July amid feedstock isobutylene shortage, has started production on 12 August. The restart was 10 days earlier than the original schedule and the reason for the earlier restart was not immediately available.

Both lines are currently operating at 100% capacity, he added.

MMA is produced using a two-stage gas-phase oxidation of isobutylene to methacrylic acid, followed by esterification.

Thai MMA is a joint venture between Japan's Mitsubishi Rayon Corp and Thailand's Siam Cement Group.

By: Christina Siantar
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