Japan’s Mitsui Chem to restart Singapore BPA No 1 line on 8 Sept

07 September 2012 09:27  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan's Mitsui Chemicals plans to restart its No 1 bisphenol-A (BPA) line at Jurong Island in Singapore on 8 September after shutting it down on 21 August because of some mechanical problem, a company source said on Friday.

The company aims to ramp up production at the plant to 100% of capacity by the middle of next week as inventory level is low, the source added.

Mitsui Chem’s No 2 and No 3 BPA lines are currently operating at full capacity, the source said.

The company will start exporting BPA into China after the Chinese holidays in early October, he added.

Mitsui Chemicals runs three BPA lines in Singapore with a combined capacity of 230,000 tonnes/year.

By: Christina Siantar
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