Japan's Mitsui Chemicals restarts Chiba cracker after outage

29 August 2012 11:00  [Source: ICIS news]

TOKYO (ICIS)--Japanese chemical producer Mitsui Chemicals has restarted its 617,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker at Chiba on Tuesday after an unexpected shutdown, a company official said on Wednesday.

A power outage shut the plant down on 21 August.

Mitsui Chemicals plans to bring the plant's operating rate back to 80%, which was the unit's run rate prior to the outage, the official said without providing a timeline.

Other derivative plants at Chiba that were also taken off line on 21 August - including polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP) and elastomers units -“are also gradually being restarted”, the source said.

By: Tomomi Yokomura
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