12 September 2012 10:27 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Shanghai Sinopec Mitsui Chemicals plans to shut down its 120,000 tonne/year bisphenol A (BPA) unit for annual maintenance at Caojing in ?xml:namespace>
The turnaround is expected to last for a month, the company source added.
The shutdown is expected to reduce domestic BPA production and tighten supply in the market. This may increase traders’ confidence about the market outlook.
The BPA plant was shut briefly for maintenance work in August after it encountered an equipment issue.
Shanghai Sinopec Mitsui Chemicals is a joint venture between major Chinese producer Sinopec and Japan-based Mitsui Chemicals.
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