Japan’s Daicel to shut Otake etac plant in October for overhaul

19 September 2012 04:47  [Source: ICIS news]

MELBOURNE (ICIS)--Japan’s Daicel Chemical Industries plans to shut its 75,000 tonne/year ethyl acetate (etac) plant at Otake in Hiroshima prefecture in early October for annual maintenance, a company official said on Wednesday.

The plant is scheduled to resume etac output at the beginning of November, following the completion of the scheduled overhaul, the official said.

Daicel is currently operating the plant at full capacity in order to build up inventories and ensure stable supply to domestic customers during the month-long maintenance, the official added.

Daicel Chemical Industries is one of two etac producers in Japan. The second manufacturer is Japan Ethyl Acetate Co, which is a joint venture between Showa Denko and KH Neochem.

By: Trisha Huang

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